Lewis and Clark in Illinois

Lewis and Clark in Illinois (HMCRR)

Location: Cairo, IL 62914 Alexander County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 59.267', W 89° 9.029'

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On November 14, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party landed at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the site of the present day Cairo. They spent nearly a week here, learning how to determine longitude and latitude, a skill they would need on their westward expedition.
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByState of Illinois, Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, Alexander County Tourism
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 308615 N 4095678
Decimal Degrees36.98778333, -89.15048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.267', W 89° 9.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 16.02" N, 89° 9' 1.74" W
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Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28139 Ohio River Scenic Byway, Cairo IL 62914, US
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