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

Site of Ferry Landing

 
 
Site of Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Site of Ferry Landing Marker
Inscription.  From this place in the year 1830 Abraham Lincoln crossed the Wabash River to Illinois
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 38° 40.84′ N, 87° 32.055′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Vigo Street (East Side of Bridge) and Wabash River. Have your walking shoes on - - Follow the sidewalk on the East Side of the Vigo Street Bridge - - Cross "deep depression" and a set of "railroad tracks" :: "Then"!! - - you will have found the marker. 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. Patriotism of Charles Gratiot (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes in the American Revolution (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Sieur De Vincennes (about 300 feet away); Site of House Occupied as Headquarters (about 300 feet away); Gold Star - - Honor Roll (about 300 feet away); Patrick Henry Square (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry Square (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Abraham Lincoln and family passed this spot during their move to Illinois.
 
Other View - - Site of Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Other View - - Site of Ferry Landing Marker
Wide View - - Site of Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Wide View - - Site of Ferry Landing Marker
Standing in Indiana - Looking into Illinois - - Over the Wabash River.
Long View - - Site of Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Long View - - Site of Ferry Landing Marker
Marker can be noted in the lower right of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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