Prairie du Rocher in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois
Established in 1722
"Oldest Town in Illinois"
Erected 1992 by The New Prairie Du Rocher Improvement Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1722.
Location. 38° 5.132′ N, 90° 5.929′ 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. On the grounds in front of the post office. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Dedication Honor and Memory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conner's Store (about 300 feet away); Palmier's Hall & Cafe (about 300 feet away); 1916 - Fort de Chartres Becomes a State Park (about 400 feet away); 1867 - Abraham Lee from Prairie du Rocher Wins Lottery (about 400 feet away); 1778 - Third Flag To Fly Over Prairie du Rocher (about 400 feet away); 1902 - Railroad Granted Easement (about 400 feet away); 1889 - First Phantom Funeral Sighting Documented (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Rocher.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2022, by Edward Troxel of Creal Springs, Illinois. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.