The marker is located 2.5 miles south of Ellis Grove at the northeast corner of the intersection of IL Route 3 and Shawneetown Trail Road.
The State of Illinois
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 State Park and the Menard Home are memorial to this once prominent village.
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