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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Massac County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Massac County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Massac County, IL (25) Johnson County, IL (7) Pope County, IL (6) Pulaski County, IL (13) Livingston County, KY (27) McCracken County, KY (149)  MassacCounty(25) Massac County (25)  JohnsonCounty(7) Johnson County (7)  PopeCounty(6) Pope County (6)  PulaskiCounty(13) Pulaski County (13)  LivingstonCountyKentucky(27) Livingston County (27)  McCrackenCounty(149) McCracken County (149)
Metropolis is the county seat for Massac County
Adjacent to Massac County, Illinois
      Johnson County (7)  
      Pope County (6)  
      Pulaski County (13)  
      Livingston County, Kentucky (27)  
      McCracken County, Kentucky (149)  
 
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1 Illinois, Massac County, Belknap — George Rogers Clark Campsite
Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark and his troop of 170 volunteers, principally Virginians, camped near this site, called Indian Point, on June 30, 1778. They were marching from Fort Massac to attack the British post at Kaskaskia. This was the first of . . . Map (db m146332) HM
2 Illinois, Massac County, Brookport — Welcome to Illinois
In 1673 the areas of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers were explored by Frenchmen Louis Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette. Their voyages resulted in French claims on the area until 1763 when, by the Treaty of Paris, France ceded the land to . . . Map (db m146313) HM
3 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Annie Turnbo Malone: 1869–1957
Annie Turnbo Malone, the daughter of a Kentucky refugee slave and the 10th or 11 children was born on a farm in Massac County, and attended school in Metropolis. Annie Turnbo Malone is acknowledged as the true founder of African-American . . . Map (db m233641) HM
4 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail
Named in honor of George Drouillard ((Drewyer)) who lived at Fort Massac before becoming one of the most valuable members on the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1803 - 1806.Map (db m154849) HM
5 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Four Flags Over Fort Massac
1500's Spanish Ownership 1702 French trading post and mission 1757 French fortification to block British expansion into Mississippi River, named Fort Massac 1764 French abandoned fort to British 1778 George Rogers Clark . . . Map (db m154811) HM
6 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Historical
The monument, cannons and fountain are erected on this site of Old Fort Massac. Here on the twentieth of June, 1757, a fort called Fort Ascension, later known as Fort Massac, was completed by the French under Charles Phillippe Aubry. It was . . . Map (db m154822) HM
7 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Honoring All Our Defenders of Freedom
It was a parachute plunge heard around the world when our own ''Man of Steele'', John Marvin Steele, hung on a steeple of the St. Mere Eglise Church in France. It was D-Day, June 6, 1944. While the warning bells clanged and deafened him, he had no . . . Map (db m186200) HM WM
8 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Hope Light
Dedicated to the fight against cancer on 5 November 2014 - Worlds first lighthouse built to help fight cancer "Where there's light, there's Hope!"Map (db m146334) HM
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9 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Illinois in the American Revolution
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 . . . Map (db m60313) HM
10 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — In Memory of George Rogers Clark
In Memory of George Rogers Clark and his faithful companions in arms who by their enterprise courage devotion and sagacity won the Illinois Country for The Common Wealth of Virginia and so for the American Union. This monument . . . Map (db m154851) HM WM
11 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — J.C. Blair
In recognition of the efforts of Joseph Cullen Blair (1871-1960) to preserve and beautify the State of Illinois through the establishment of Fort Massac State Park and the Illinois State Park System. J.C. Blair is credited as the "Father of . . . Map (db m154821) HM
12 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 11, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived at Fort Massac. They spent three days here, recruiting men to join their westward expedition. They also hired George Drouillard to act as an interpreter on the journey. Known for his . . . Map (db m154569) HM
13 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Looking Back Through Time~Floods of Metropolis~
While fortunate to be on the banks of the Ohio, Metropolis has always had to deal with Mother Nature on a rampage. Whether it was sight-seeing with your friends by the Covington Hotel on Front Street in 1913, or struggling with personal . . . Map (db m186295) HM
14 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Lower Ferry Street
If it was Saturday in 1910, then it was time to hitch up the horse and buggy and go to town to trade eggs and butter for groceries and denim overalls. Lower Ferry Street was the place to meet friends, catch up on the latest good news, bad news, or . . . Map (db m186287) HM
15 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Metropolis Fire Department History
It was always exciting and dangerous when the fire bell rang. "Black Charlie", the horse, kicked the back of his stall and firefighters knew it was time to move fast. All citizens were proud when their equipment advanced from horse-drawn wagon to . . . Map (db m186294) HM
16 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Noel Neill
Noel Neill acted in almost 100 movies, but she is best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane in the television series "The Adventures of Superman." Miss Neill, also known as "The First Lady of Metropolis," has been a favorite celebrity guest of . . . Map (db m146300) HM
17 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Oscar Micheaux: 1884–1951
Oscar Micheaux was an author, film director, and independent producer of more than 40 motion pictures between 1919 and 1948. As America’s first major African-American filmmaker, Micheaux is considered by many as the forerunner of Tyler Perry and . . . Map (db m233640) HM
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18 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Southern Magnolia(Magnolia Grandiflora)
As old as the house it guards, this majestic magnolia is celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2020. A picture of the Elijah Curtis Home when the Curtis family lived here shows the young Magnolia. This tree was a seedling when it and others were . . . Map (db m167551) HM
19 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Super Heroes
Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel, who created the iconic character Superman in 1938. Robert "Bob" Westerfield, a Metropolis businessman who made the observation that his hometown and Superman's hometown shared the same name of Metropolis. In . . . Map (db m233643) HM
20 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Superman Statue Facts
The Superman Statue is the Largest Superman Statue in the World and is 15 foot tall and weighs 6000 pounds. The Superman Statue was ordered on November 17, 1992, in the same month Superman "died" in the comics. Superman: The Man of Steel #17. . . . Map (db m233642) HM
21 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — The Cowling
Twice daily the Cowling blew its haunting whistle, docked at the foot of Ferry Street and brought people, produce and excitement from Paducah. For 25 cents a ride, families were united, lovers came to marry without a blood test and minstrel shows . . . Map (db m237130) HM
22 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — They Passed This WayFort Massac State Park — Trail of Tears National Historic Trail —
Home to thousands of men, women, and children, the Cherokee Nation once spread across parts of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. The 1830 Indian Removal Act required that the Cherokee and other southeastern tribes surrender their land . . . Map (db m154723) HM
23 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Upper Salem German Episcopalian Methodist Church
Erected in 1853, 500 yards west of this location. The church moved to this location in 1920. In the late 1960's it changed to: Upper Salem Independent Baptist Church On May 12, 2012 the building was destroyed by a fire. The bell . . . Map (db m179300) HM
24 Illinois, Massac County, New Liberty — Archaeology
University of Chicago archaeologists excavated at Kincaid from 1934 through 1944. Their work set a new standard for archaeological excavation in the United States, and the methods used here are the basis for much of today's archaeological practice . . . Map (db m233638) HM
25 Illinois, Massac County, New Liberty — The Kincaid MoundsCenter of an Ancient Chiefdom
Between 1000 and 700 years ago, the first people to practice large-scale agriculture in southern Illinois established Kincaid Mounds as the seat of their Chiefdom. These Native Americans were of the Mississippian culture and occupied Kincaid from . . . Map (db m233636) HM
 
 
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