“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Ellis Grove, Illinois

Clickable Map of Randolph County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Randolph County, IL (85) Jackson County, IL (42) Monroe County, IL (124) Perry County, IL (10) St. Clair County, IL (188) Washington County, IL (8) Perry County, MO (12) Ste. Genevieve County, MO (12)  RandolphCounty(85) Randolph County (85)  JacksonCounty(42) Jackson County (42)  MonroeCounty(124) Monroe County (124)  PerryCounty(10) Perry County (10)  St.ClairCounty(188) St. Clair County (188)  WashingtonCounty(8) Washington County (8)  PerryCountyMissouri(12) Perry County (12)  Ste.GenevieveCounty(12) Ste. Genevieve County (12)
Chester is the county seat for Randolph County
Ellis Grove is in Randolph County
      Randolph County (85)  
      Jackson County (42)  
      Monroe County (124)  
      Perry County (10)  
      St. Clair County (188)  
      Washington County (8)  
      Perry County, Missouri (12)  
      Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri (12)  
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1Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Beaver Island
Site of Old Kaskaskia First State Capital of Illinois Dedicated to Joseph B. Cassou, 1890-1965. Descendant of "Cassou the Trader", who traveled Up and down the Mississippi in the 1700's.Map (db m196821) HM
2Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark
Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark and his heroic men who captured Kaskaskia from the British July 4, 1778Map (db m163748) HM
3Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Fort Kaskaskia Shelter
For more than 80 years, this shelter stood sentinel over the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers…one of the most beautiful views in North America. Over the decades, thousands of visitors, families and friends enjoyed the shelter for . . . Map (db m163785) HM
4Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Garrison Hill CemeteryHeroes Lie Here
The bodies of early Illinois settlers are buried in this cemetery. They were moved here from three cemeteries in Kaskaskia village. When floods began to destroy the village in the late eighteen hundreds, concerned residents acted to transfer the . . . Map (db m163786) HM
5Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Home of Pierre MenardFirst Lieutenant Governor of Illinois — 1766-1844 —
Erected ca. 1815Map (db m161436) HM
6Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Kaskaskia
From 1703 until it was washed away by the Mississippi two centuries later, the ancient town of Kaskaskia - the second settlement in Illinois, the territorial capital, and the first state capital stood two miles southwest of here. Fort Kaskaskia . . . Map (db m161321) HM
7Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Kaskaskia Island
In the flood of April 1881, the Mississippi divided its channel and broke into the lower Kaskaskia River below this bluff, forming Kaskaskia Island. The historic town of Kaskaskia lay directly in its path, and was eventually destroyed. Thus the . . . Map (db m163788) HM
8Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Kaskaskia Village
Kaskaskia Village was formed in 1703 by Kaskaskia Indians, attended by a French priest and fur traders. It grew to be the center of French life in the Illinois Country. Occupied by British, 1765. Captured for Virginia by George Rogers Clark, . . . Map (db m163787) HM
9Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 28, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived in Kaskaskia with about twenty-four men. Here they recruited twelve more soldiers from the local fort, including Patrick Gass, and John Ordway. They obtained a second pirogue and hired . . . Map (db m161438) HM
10Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Looking For a Few Good Men
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead a "Corps of Discovery" up the Missouri River in search of a water route to the Pacific. They arrived at Kaskaskia on November 29, looking for new recruits. . . . Map (db m163783) HM
11Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — Site of Fort Kaskaskia
These mounds are the timeworn remains of a fort designed to protect the village of Kaskaskia. The town, founded in 1703, was the southern anchor of France's colony in the Illinois Country. During the 1730s, French officials planned to replace the . . . Map (db m163784) HM
12Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — The American Bottom
The American Bottom is that sixty mile long strip of lowland lying between the bluffs and the east bank of the Mississippi River. Its earliest recorded history is written in the annals of France, England, and Spain. In the wars, these nations fought . . . Map (db m161859) HM
13Illinois (Randolph County), Ellis Grove — The Home of Pierre Menard1st Lieutenant Governor of Illinois — 1818-1822 —
Here he died June 13, 1844Map (db m161433) HM
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Jul. 1, 2022