The marker is located east of Coulterville and immediately east of the Randolph-Perry County line on the south side of Il. Rt. 13 at a former rest area.
Illinois State Historical Society
George Rogers Clark with a small band of Kentucky Militiamen surprised the British Garrison at Kaskaskia on July 4, 1778, and forced its surrender. Learning that the British had captured Vincennes, Clark left Kaskaskia for that post early in February, 1779, and passed this way on his march. On February 25 he retook Vincennes, thereby breaking the British power in the Illinois country.
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