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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Fort Russell


Picture:
Image Courtesy of Brian Combs, Alton Museum of History & Art
Location:
This marker is located in the Alton Museum of History & Art at 2809 College Avenue, Alton.
Latitude:
38.9031
Longitude:
-90.1446
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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