Bellefontaine House

Bellefontaine House (HM2LCF)

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N 38° 19.612', W 90° 9.053'

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Bellefontaine was one of the first settlements made by Americans in what is now Illinois. The earliest settlers included families of Revolutionary War veterans who had served with George Rogers Clark. Captain James Moore brought a band of pioneers from Virginia and Maryland in the winter of 1781-1782. The settlement took its name from a nearby spring the French called "La Belle Fontaine" (Beautiful Spring). The 1800 federal census showed that Bellefontaine, with 286 inhabitants, had become the third largest community in the Illinois territory.
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Monroe County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 749054 N 4245924
Decimal Degrees38.32686667, -90.15088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.612', W 90° 9.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 36.72" N, 90° 9' 3.18" W
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