Introduction to Cahokia, Illinois
Cahokia, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 6 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is in the Saint Louis area. There are 16,391 residents in Cahokia.
The Native American tribes were the original inhabitants of the present day village of Cahokia. The history of the village can be traced back to the later part of 1696, when Father Pinet tried to convert the Tamaroa and Cahokian Indians to Christianity. Cahokia became a large French colonial town during the next 100 years. In 1778, a court was set up in Cahokia by George Rogers Clark. On July 5, 1778, Cahokia was officially incorporated. Later on, it became the county seat of St. Clair County.
Cahokia and nearby Attractions
- Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park
- World Aquarium
- Black World History Museum
- St Louis Zoo
- Frank Holten State Recreation Area
- Missouri Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Cahokia
While in Cahokia, you can visit the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park, Old Cahokia Courthouse, and the Cahokia Public Library and explore the history of the village. Cahokia also offers an 18-hole municipal golf course. The City Museum, World Aquarium, and Missouri Botanical Garden are also close to the village. You can reach the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and the Magic House of St. Louis Children's Museum within a few minutes.
Lambert - St Louis International Airport is the nearest airport.
Cahokia Higher Education
Saint Louis University - main campus, Webster University, and Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park are nearby.