Visit Fort Massac State Park
Fort Massac (or Fort Massiac) is a colonial-era fort on the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. Legend has it that, as early as 1540, the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his soldiers constructed a primitive fortification here to defend themselves from native attack. Maps from the early 18th century show an "Ancien Fort" ("Old Fort") near this location.
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