Near Ellis Grove in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 37° 58.131′ N, 89° 54.64′ W. Marker is near Ellis Grove, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Park Road half a mile from Shawneetown Trail (County Route 3). Marker is located at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site, at the shelter and Mississippi River overlook. 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. Lewis and Clark in Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Kaskaskia Village (a few steps from this marker); Fort Kaskaskia Shelter (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark (a few steps from Beaver Island (a few steps from this marker); Garrison 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, Illinois on Wikipedia. Wiki page provides lots of history about the once, thriving city and state capital of Illinois. Today, it is unincorporated and no more than twenty people live on the island. Two historic sites still remain, however. (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 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.