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Fort Defiance Park

off US-62/US-60 south of downtown Cairo , Cairo, IL 61914


Where the Ohio River meets the Mississippi River.

Fort Defiance, known as Camp Defiance during the American Civil War, is a former military fortification, located at the awesome confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The site offers visitors the chance to view the confluence from the old observation tower.


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