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"Old Kaskaskia, the seat of the empire of France in America in the seventeenth century, the point contended for by Spain for many years, the western stronghold of the British at the beginning of the revolutionary war, but captured by Colonel George Rogers clark, and held ever afterward by the Colonists, the earliest settlement in the Mississippi Valley, the first captial of Illinois and the home of many of her greatest sons, has been much written about, and yet the public knows little about this place than of any other old historic landmark in the country"...excerpt The Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago, October 6, 1883

The village of Kaskaskia is located in Randolph County. Many of the early French, Indian and Colonial settlers lived in Kaskaskia, and the village was, at one time, the center of Illinois travel, business and affairs. It is now a State landmark where visitors can find historic remnants regarding Kaskaskia's history.

Randolph County Courthouse
#1 Taylor Street
Chester, IL 62233

The Chester, Illinois Public Library

The Illinois State Archives
Many Online Databases and Resources

The Randolph County Genealogical Society

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KASKASKIA
HISTORY


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1795 Map of Randolph County
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Biography of Pierre Menard

Biography of James Shields

Biography of Jesse Burgess Thomas

Biography of John Rice Jones

1787 Contracts between the French, Americans and Tardiveau
Many Names!

The 1807 Territorial Election

Old Kaskaskia Trails

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Early Illinois Settlers
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Illinois Epidemics 1674 - 1890
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The 1811-1812 Earthquake
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1893 Dedication to the Kaskaskia Pioneers
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KASKASKIA
RECORDS


The 1787 Census of Kaskaskia
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Americans from the 1787 Census
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Captain Cox's 1812 Militia Roll

The 1818 Delegates To The Constitutional Convention at Kaskaskia
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The 1825 Census of Kaskaskia

Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Illinois, Randolph County
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The War of 1812
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Revolutionary War Pensioners from 1835, Randolph County

The 1840 Census of Revolutionary Soldiers and Military Men
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St. Louis Catholic Cemeteries
A searchable database of 15 cemeteries with soundex capability






KASKASKIA
LINKS


PBS - Lewis and Clark

Cahokia Beginnings
The Cahokia Public Library and School District #187
Tons of historic information on the French and Indians in Southern Illinois


A short history of the Kaskaskia Indians

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency - Fort Kaskaskia

The Illinois State Museum, Kaskaskia

The Curse of Kaskaskia

Photos of Kaskaskia Landmarks

Old Kaskaskia Days

The Stone House Bed and Breakfast
Formerly the Presbyterian Church, built in 1846
Sandra Starr owns the B&B - this is a beautiful place to stay if you visit the area

The Chester, Illinois Resource Guide
Info on local attractions and historic places

Menard Correctional Center
If you're looking for early prisoners, see our
Convict Register Database
Until the Menard Prison was opened in 1878, most prisoners went to the Joliet Prison or the Alton State Prison
Don't laugh, many missing ancestors have been found in an Illinois Prison!

The Great Floods, '93, '96,


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The early French and Indians shared their history with Kaskaskia

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