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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Military. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1924.
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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 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). Touch for a list and map 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 8, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.