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Historical Marker:

Cantonment Wilkinson-Ville


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Location:
The marker is located just south of New Grand Chain, on the east side of IL Route 37.
Latitude:
37.2517
Longitude:
-89.0247
Dedication Date:
01/01/1935
Dedication By:
The State of Illinois

Marker Description:
On the Ohio River three miles south of here Cantonment Wilkinson-Ville, named for Gen. James Wilkinson, was established by Lt. Col. David Strong in 1797 as a post of the United States Army. It was garrisoned until 1804. Here are buried Colonel Strong and scores of soldiers who died.
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