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St. Charles in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

In Memory of Jean Baptiste Point duSable

1745?-1818

 
 
In Memory of Jean Baptiste Point duSable Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 17, 2021
1. In Memory of Jean Baptiste Point duSable Marker
Inscription.  

Haitian Negro Fur Trader
First Permanent Chicago Settler

DuSable died 28 Aug 1818, St. Charles Missouri and was buried in the original St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. According to tradition, his remains were moved to the second Borromeo churchyard and finally to the present cemetery.
 
Erected 1968 by Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is August 28, 1818.
 
Location. 38° 48.252′ N, 90° 29.411′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker can be reached from West Randolph Street east of Elmwood Drive. Marker is located at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 W Randolph St, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Louis Blanchette (here, next to this marker); Historic Frenchtown (approx. one mile away); Circa 1906
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(approx. one mile away); Circa 1939 (approx. one mile away); 1902 (approx. one mile away); 1900 (approx. one mile away); 1314 N. 3rd (approx. one mile away); 1310 North Third Street (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
Also see . . .  Jean Baptiste Point du Sable on Wikipedia. Known as the "Father of Chicago", the area where he settled on the Chicago River is now a National Historic Landmark. His birth date and nationality remains unknown. (Submitted on September 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
In Memory of Jean Baptiste Point duSable Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 17, 2021
2. In Memory of Jean Baptiste Point duSable Marker
The stone marker is behind Louis Blanchette's grave at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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