Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbia in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail

 
 
Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
1. Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Marker
Inscription.  Columbia's Main Street began as the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail, a path created by Indians as long as 11,000 B.C. when the traveled from Old Kaskaskia [Kaskaskia Island] to Cahokia. The Trail played an integral part in French colonization, and remained a main road through the founding of Illinois as a state. With the coming of settlers to the area, the path became well used and was widened to accommodate wagons and stagecoaches. To aid travelers as they journeyed through Columbia, an inn, stores, saloons and a post office were established. The streetcar ran down the center of Main Street as continued growth necessitated better transportation.
 
Erected by Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail; Columbia, Illinois.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 26.388′ N, 90° 11.549′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and
Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
2. Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
Ludman Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 658 S Main St, Columbia IL 62236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rohm House (within shouting distance of this marker); Eichmuller-Rau Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); German Style Cottage (about 400 feet away); Schmidt Beer Cave (about 600 feet away); Schmidt House & Brewery (about 700 feet away); Pfeffer Mercantile Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Shoemaker School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=171259

Paid Advertisement
May. 13, 2021