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Metropolis in Massac County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Illinois in the American Revolution

 
 
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By Larry Senalik, October 13, 2012
1. Illinois in the American Revolution Marker
Inscription.  George Rogers Clark arrived at Fort Massac on June 30, 1778, with about 175 men, under orders from Virginia to capture the British outposts in Illinois. British failure to regarrison the old French fort here enabled Clark to enter the Illinois country without opposition. The British at Kaskaskia expected an attack from the Mississippi River. By marching overland Clark surprised them. He arrived at Kaskaskia on the night of July 4-5, and quickly secured the fort without resistance.
 
Erected 1976 by Illinois Bicentennial Commission and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society, and the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1816.
 
Location. 37° 8.654′ N, 88° 42.74′ W. Marker is in Metropolis, Illinois, in Massac County. Marker is on Park Road south of East 5th Street (U.S. 45), on the right when traveling east. Located in Fort
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By Larry Senalik, October 13, 2012
2. Illinois in the American Revolution Marker
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Massac State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1308 E 5th St, Metropolis IL 62960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J.C. Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Flags Over Fort Massac (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historical (about 400 feet away); Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail (about 400 feet away); They Passed This Way (about 600 feet away); In Memory of George Rogers Clark (about 700 feet away); Hope Light (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metropolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Massac State Park. Illinois Department of Natural Resources entry (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Lewis & Clark Expedition - Fort Massac Site. National Park Service entry (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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