Saint Francisville in Lawrence County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
February 25, 1779
Erected 1965 by St. Francisville Woman's Club and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 5, 1779.
Location. 38° 35.487′ N, 87° 39.211′ W. Marker is in Saint Francisville, Illinois, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on 13th Street. Marker is at the entrance to the St. Francisville Woman's Club cabin. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 13th St, Saint Francisville IL 62460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francisville Cabin (a few steps from this marker); 13th Street BridgeSt. Francis Xavier Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clark's Advance (approx. half a mile away); War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Red Banks Trace (approx. 8.3 miles away in Indiana); Five Unknown Soldiers Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Francisville.
Also see . . . George Rogers Clark on Wikipedia. Clark (1752-1818), the older brother of explorer William Clark, was a Virginian high-ranking military officer during the American Revolutionary War. He was best known for his captures of Kaskaskia in 1778 and Vincennes in 1779, which helped weaken British influence in the Illinois and Northwest Territory. (Submitted on July 28, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.