Belle Rive, IL

L&N Railroad

Milepost: 397.21

L&N Belle Rive Depot

Belle Rive L&N Depot

Pendleton Township

Jefferson County

Southeast corner of intersection of North Main and railroad track

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 38.233208,-88.740265

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The town of Belle Rive was established in 1871. It was named after Louis Groston de Saint-Ange de Bellerive. He was commander of Fort de Chartres and surrendered Illinois to the British on October 10, 1765.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Belle Rive, Illinois

The Yesterdays of Hamilton County

Aerial View of Belle Rive 1938

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Hamson Feed Store