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Cahokia in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Welcome To Historic Village of Cahokia

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, May 4, 2021
1. Welcome To Historic Village of Cahokia Marker
Inscription.  The historic town of Cahokia was founded by French-Canadian missionaries in 1699. It was the first European settlement on the Mississippi River and remains the oldest village existing on the river.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1699.
 
Location. 38° 34.317′ N, 90° 11.287′ W. Marker is in Cahokia, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Avenue (Illinois Route 3) and Camp Jackson Road (Illinois Route 157), on the right when traveling north on Mississippi Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4053 Mississippi Ave, East Saint Louis IL 62206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13 Star Day (about 300 feet away); Revolutionary War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Chief Pontiac (about 300 feet away); Parks Air College (about 300 feet away); St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks Airport)
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(about 400 feet away); The Grand Plan (about 400 feet away); Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahokia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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