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Cahokia Creek

County: Madison

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 38.6667, -90.0833

Cahokia Creek rises in southern Macoupin County and passes southwesterly through Madison County. Its original course wound through Cahokia, the site of a pre-Columbian Native American metropolis, before emptying into the Mississippi River opposite St. Louis. The creek's lower end has since been diverted by canals.

Gazetteer of Madison County (Alton, IL: James T. Hair, 1866), 12, 31; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cahokia Creek, accessed June 11, 2018,,P3_TITLE:405338,Cahokia%20Creek; John M. Peck, A Gazetteer of Illinois in Three Parts (Jacksonville, IL: R. Goudy, 1834), 198-99.