Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Colonel Richard W. Thompson
June 9, 1809 - - Feb. 9, 1900
Orator - Statesman
Partiot - Friend
Location. 39° 27.973′ N, 87° 24.86′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker can be reached from South 3rd Street south of Cherry Street. Click for map. Either park in business lots -or- go West on Cherry Street from 3rd Street - to the parking lot behind the Vigo County Courthouse. The marker is South/West of the Civil War Memorial on the courthouse lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I War Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War II War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial - Vigo County (a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor Recipient (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom - War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Claude L. Herbert (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Terre Haute.
Also see . . . Proceeding of: The Scotch-Irish in America - - Ninth Corgress::. Pages 292-295 of this 1900 Edition - gives a fine short biography of Richard W. Thompson. (Submitted on June 8, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Additional keywords. Secretary of the Navy
Categories. • Government • Military •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 839 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.