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Historical Marker:

Fort Russell


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Location:
The marker was located 1.5 miles northwest of Edwardsville pn the west side of IL 159. The marker is currently missing.
Latitude:
38.8276
Longitude:
-89.9703
Dedication Date:
01/01/1934
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
One quarter-mile to the west stood Fort Russell, a wooden stockade which served as a base of supplies and operations for the Illinois militia during the War of 1812. From here, for months at a time, Governor Ninian Edwards administered the affairs of Illinois Territory.
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