Near Ellis Grove in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Occupied by British, 1765. Captured for Virginia by George Rogers Clark, 1778. Gateway to the Northwest. Capital of Illinois Territory, 1809-1818. First Capital of the State of Illinois, 1818-1819.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, French and Indian.
Location. 37° 58.123′ N, 89° 54.634′ W. Marker is near Ellis Grove, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Park Road. Marker is mounted on the shelter of Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4372 Park Rd, Ellis Grove IL 62241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark (here, next to this marker); Beaver Island (a few steps from this marker); Fort Kaskaskia Shelter (a few steps from this marker); Kaskaskia Island (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in IllinoisGarrison Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Fort Kaskaskia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Looking For a Few Good Men (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellis Grove.
Also see . . . Kaskaskia on Wikipedia. This page is for the Native American tribe, not the village. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.