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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Vincennes

 
 
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By Christopher Light, August 28, 2007
1. Vincennes Marker
Inscription. So named in honor of French Canadian, Fracois-Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes (1700–1736).
In 1732, he built a fort here to protect the claims of France in the New World.
In 1736, Vincennes was burned at the stake by Chickasaw Indians near the present town of Fulton, Tennessee.
 
Erected by Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Epsilon Psi Chapter and Alumnae Association.
 
Location. 38° 40.821′ N, 87° 32.01′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Ste Honore Plaza and North 2nd Street on Ste Honore Plaza. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriotism of Charles Gratiot (here, next to this marker); Gold Star - - Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of House Occupied as Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes in the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Vincennes (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Ferry Landing
Vincennes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, August 28, 2007
2. Vincennes Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Francis Vigo (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Also see . . .  Video Tour:: “Historic Vincennes”. Courtesy of:: Public Television WILL-TV (Illinois) Eleanor Stasheff produced this historical review of Vincennes, Indiana. The French settled Vincennes in 1782 which was the Capital of the “Indiana Territory” the most important cities of the Midwest with a colorful history. (Submitted on January 9, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
Downtown Vincennes image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, August 28, 2007
3. Downtown Vincennes
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,317 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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