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

Sieur De Vincennes

 
 
Sieur De Vincennes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
1. Sieur De Vincennes Marker
Inscription.  (front of statue):

Lt. Francois Marie Bissot
Sieur De Vincennes
June 17 1700 - March 25 1736
Founder of Vincennes
1732


(plaque on rear base of statue):

Sieur De Vincennes sculpture by Bill Wolfe
dedicated May 26, 2018 by
the Friends of Vincennes Heritage
the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society
Major Donors

$10,000
William M. Bierhaus II Family
Urban Enterprise Association of the City of Vincennes, IN

$5,000 - $9,999
Lilly Endowment Inc. -- Bill and Iva Dittman Family
The McCormick Family Foundation

$1,000 - $4,999
Kenneth P. Argenta -- Fritz and Joyce Levenhagen
Best Way Express, Inc. -- Pat and Lynn McCormick
Bob W. Dora -- Minderman (Bouchie/Carrie) Family
Joseph D. and Karen S. Frey -- Vincennes Rotary Club
First Vincennes Savings Bank -- Larry and Diana Anderson Whitlock
Bob and Rita Elder Greene (LaGarde Patriot)

$500 - $999
Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Delta Chapter -- Futaba Indiana of America Corp.
Emily Cooper Bunyan
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-- James LaForest
Burkhart Insurance -- Old National Bank
Linda Dayson -- Vincennes University
Joy Biggs Mills Family (Chapard Patriot)

This plaque donated by Thomas and Cynthia Dittman

 
Erected 2018 by The Friends of Vincennes Heritage & The Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 40.86′ N, 87° 32.005′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at a small park near the Vincennes Riverwalk, near George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 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); Patriotism of Charles Gratiot (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Henry Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star - - Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Patrick Henry Square
Sieur De Vincennes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
2. Sieur De Vincennes Marker
Plaque on rear of base
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Ferry Landing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Memorial Bridge (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Side View of the Sieur De Vincennes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
3. Side View of the Sieur De Vincennes Marker
Sculptor Signature and Foundry Stamp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
4. Sculptor Signature and Foundry Stamp
Sieur De Vincennes Marker and Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
5. Sieur De Vincennes Marker and Park
The Lincoln Memorial Bridge into Illinois and the Wabash River can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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