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Prairie du Rocher in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois

Established in 1722

 

— "Oldest Town in Illinois" —

 
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By Thomas Smith, April 19, 2021
1. Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois Marker
Inscription.  A stranger entering the quaint village of Prairie Du Rocher, from the east, perceives, while yet descending the steep hill leading to the Great American Bottom, the quiet, undisturbed beauty of the community, with quiet fortitude, We have tenaciously clung to our heritage at the foot of these bluffs since 1722, establishing us as the "oldest town in Illinois" perhaps this will be our only role in history, perhaps this our only claim to fame. Our yet untold history is in our children, and their children's children, our future is their future.
 
Erected 1992 by The New Prairie Du Rocher Improvement Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1722.
 
Location. 38° 5.106′ N, 90° 5.945′ W. Marker is in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Henry Street (Illinois Route 155) and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Henry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Henry St, Prairie du Rocher IL 62277, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Thomas Smith, April 19, 2021
2. Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois Marker
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3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Dedication Honor and Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Creole House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); German World War I Howitzer (approx. 0.2 miles away); German World War I Field Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Calvary (approx. 1.4 miles away); Modoc Rock Shelter (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Modoc Rock Shelter (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Modoc Rock Shelter (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Rocher.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 36 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.

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