Fort Defiance Park & Boatman's Memorial

Features a Boatman's Memorial dedicated to those who died on the river, and provides a compelling vantage point to observe the constant meeting of the vast Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

Fort Defiance, known as Camp Defiance during the American Civil War, is a former military fortification located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers near Cairo in Alexander County, Illinois.

Read about Camp Defiance inĀ Harper's Weekly June 1, 1861


Latitude: 36.987992 Longitude: -89.147379 Elevation: 313 ft
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