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Kaskaskia-Shawneetown and Goshen Trails


Latitude & Longitude: 37° 47' 55.920012", -88° 24' 55.199988"
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In 1816 Congress appropriated $8000 dollars to survey and construct a road from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi to Shawneetown on the Ohio. It became an important east-west thoroughfare for settlers entering the Illinois Territory. At this point the Goshen Trail, which ran from Goshen settlement near Edwardsville to the Salines, near Equality, joined the Kaskaskia-Shawneetown Trail.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Kaskaskia-Shawneetown and Goshen Trails Illinois Map