Rock Island in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1965 by Rock Island County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1836.
Location. 41° 31.062′ N, 90° 33.88′ W. Marker is in Rock Island, Illinois, in Rock Island County. Marker can be reached from Rodman Avenue, 0.1 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Island IL 61299, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackhawk Purchase Treaty Commemorative (approx. 0.6 miles away in Iowa); 15-Inch Rodman Gun (approx. 1.2 miles away); USA M102, 105mm, Howitzer (approx. 1.2 miles away); USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marion G. Crandell (approx. 2.1 miles away in Iowa); Lincoln and the Black Hawk War (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away in Iowa); a different marker also named Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 7 miles away in Iowa). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Island.
Also see . . . The History Of Rock Island Arsenal: Fort Armstrong Era. Garrison website (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,509 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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