Cairo in Alexander County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lewis and Clark in Illinois
Erected 2003 by State of Illinois, Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, Alexander County Tourism.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
Location. 36° 59.267′ N, 89° 9.029′ W. Marker is in Cairo, Illinois, in Alexander County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (U.S. 60/62), on the right when traveling north. Located at the entrance to Fort Defiance Park, in a parking area for the State Highway Patrol office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cairo IL 62914, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historical Survey Marker (here, next to this marker); Lewis & Clark (here, Cairo, Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio River Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian (approx. half a mile away); The Meeting of the Rivers (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Proceeding On" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Duncan Cannon (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cairo.
Also see . . . Lewis and Clark Trail. (Submitted on May 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on May 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.