Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1789 — 1814
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
Location. 38° 21.327′ N, 87° 34.218′ W. Marker is in Princeton, Indiana, in Gibson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Street (Indiana Route 65) and North West Street, on the left when traveling east on West Broadway Street. Marker is located in the heritage plaza at the southeast corner of Downtown Princeton Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Broadway Street, Princeton IN 47670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native Americans (here, next to this marker); Agriculture (here, next to this marker); Prehistoric Landscape Prince Town (here, next to this marker); Patoka Wildlife Refuge (a few steps from this marker); Stellar Community (a few steps from this marker); Tri-State Tornado (a few steps from this marker); Lyles Station (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
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Also see . . . Severn's Bridge.
John Severns, Sr., a native of Wales, is recognized as the first white settler in Gibson County. While enlisted as a soldier during the Revolutionary War, he secured a furlough to visit his parents in the wilds of West Virginia. While there, he was captured along with his entire family by Indians. After being a prisoner for seven years he made his escape and soon afterward married and settled in Kentucky where he lived for three years. In 1789 John Severns, Sr., settled with his wife and five children on the south bank of the Patoka River, two and one-half miles north of Princeton, Indiana at a point now known as Severns Bridge, where he(Submitted on January 18, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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