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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Atlas, Illinois
Location of Atlas, Illinois
► Pike County (50) ► Adams County (72) ► Brown County (2) ► Calhoun County (2) ► Greene County (2) ► Morgan County (16) ► Scott County (2) ► Marion County, Missouri (68) ► Pike County, Missouri (13) ► Ralls County, Missouri (10)
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|This section, settled in 1820, by Ebenezer Franklin, Daniel Shinn and the four Ross brothers, was known as Ross Settlement until 1823 when it was named Atlas. Pursuant to an act passed by the Illinois Legislature, in session, at Vandalia, in 1822, . . . — — Map (db m78653) HM|
|Built in 1823 for a trading post on the old trail between Keokuk & St. Louis. Now a pvt. residence. — — Map (db m78654) HM|
|In 1673 the areas of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers were explored by Frenchmen Louis Joliet 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 m78655) HM|