Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cahokia, Illinois Historical Markers

 
13 Star Day Marker image, Touch for more information
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
13 Star Day Marker
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — 13 Star Day
In July 1778 Captain Joseph Bowman and a small band of rangers were dispatched by Col. Clark from Kaskaskia to Cahokia to offer the Cahokians the opportunity of becoming free as citizens of the Republic of Virginia. Cahokians were guaranteed all . . . — Map (db m142123) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Cahokia Lewis & Clark Expedition 1803-1806 —
Cahokia was Lewis and Clark's host community for much of their six month stay in Illinois. Meriwether Lewis was often found in Cahokia on expedition business through the winter of 1803-04. During this important period of preparation, Lewis spent . . . — Map (db m140559) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest
Founded on May 14, 1699 as an Indian mission by missionary priests from the seminary of foreign missions at Quebec, Cahokia was the first European settlement in the entire Mississippi Valley. A significant mission and a principle fur trading . . . — Map (db m142085) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial
On February 26, 1993 the first meeting of the Cahokia Association for the tricentennial was held. The goals set forth for the organization were to celebrate 300 years of continuous settlement, from the year 1699 to 1999 and to create a . . . — Map (db m142880) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Cahokia Courthouse
Cahokia Courthouse is one of the region's oldest buildings and a unique remnant of the French occupation of the mid-Mississippi Valley. Originally constructed in about 1740 as a dwelling, the building became a courthouse in 1790. For twenty-four . . . — Map (db m142087) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Chief Pontiac
Pontiac was an Ottawa Indian, born about 1720 in the Detroit area. By 1755, Pontiac had become a Chief. In 1763 warfare began between the Indian tribes and the English. The Indians were unsuccessful in their attack on Fort Detroit and Fort Pitt . . . — Map (db m142121) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Church of the Holy Family
. . . — Map (db m140557) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Fort Bowman
Cahokia was occupied on July 6, 1778 by Captain Joseph Bowman and about 40 men and Kaskaskians. Capt. Bowman selected an old stone house, known as the DuVerger Home, built in 1763, as headquarters. George Rogers Clark set up a civil government . . . — Map (db m142088) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — French-Colonial Home Site Of Jean Baptiste Hamelin
With this marker we honor Captain Jean Baptiste Hamelin and the citizens of Cahokia for their sacrifice, and the role they played in the American Revolutionary War. In the latter days of the Revolutionary War, both American and British had ambitions . . . — Map (db m132349) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Illinois in the American Revolution
George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia on the night of July 4-5, 1778, and then sent a small company under Captain Joseph Bowman northward to Cahokia. Bowman met no resistance from the French settlers along the way, and took possession of Cahokia on . . . — Map (db m140497) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Jarrot Mansion
This landmark structure has withstood time, owners, and many different uses. It remains remarkably intact today. The Jarrot Mansion was completed in 1810 for Nicholas Jarrot, a native Frenchman who achieved prosperity through trade, land, and law in . . . — Map (db m145034) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Jarrot Mansion
Major Nicholas Jarrot, 1764 - 1820, Frontier merchant prince, French Revolution refugee, built this Cahokia home, 1799 - 1806, for his American born wife, Julie St. Gemme de Beauvais, 1780 -1875, daughter of American Revolutionary patriots. . . . — Map (db m145035) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — John Jacob Hays (1770-1836)
John Jacob Hays was born in New York circa 1770. His family emigrated to North America from the Netherlands in 1720. The Hays family belongs to Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish Congregation in the United States.

John Jacob Hays . . . — Map (db m140422) HM

Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On December 7, 1803, William Clark and several recruits landed at Cahokia, a town of about 700 residents. Meriwether Lewis was on the road to St. Louis to meet with the Spanish Governor. Two local men, Nicholas Jarrot and John Hay, went with him as . . . — Map (db m142124) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Parks Air College
Parks Air College was founded in 1927 by visionary aviation pioneer Oliver Lafayette Parks (born Jun 10, 1899 & died Feb 1985) at Lambert Field in St. Louis, Missouri, in a rented hangar. A short time later "Lafe" Parks, as he was affectionately . . . — Map (db m142694) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks Airport)
In 1929 the airport opened as the Curtis-Steinberg Airport. It was developed by a business consortium that included Mark Steinberg - a St. Louis financier and Curtis Wright - the owner of an aircraft and engine manufacturing firm. The group's . . . — Map (db m142879) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — The Grand Plan
In 1778 Governor Patrick Henry of Virginia commissioned George Rogers Clark to raise a force of volunteers and enter the Illinois country to stop the British-inspired Indian raids on the rear of the revolting American colonies. Clark raised a force . . . — Map (db m142086) HM

17 markers matched your search criteria.
Paid Advertisement