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Old Shawneetown in Gallatin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
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By Larry Senalik, October 12, 2012
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription. In the fall of 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed this place with about twenty men on their way westward. At the confluence of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers, they first reached territory that is now the State of Illinois. They then turned their boats south on the Ohio toward Fort Massac.
 
Erected 2003 by State of Illinois - Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commision.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.754′ N, 88° 8.107′ W. Marker is in Old Shawneetown, Illinois, in Gallatin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street (County Route 15), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shawneetown IL 62984, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Marshall House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, October 12, 2012
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 61 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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