Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Vincennes, on the Wabash River, was established as the seat of government.
President John Adams appointed William Henry Harrison the first Territorial Governor. Harrison later became the ninth President of the United States.
Erected by Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1780.
Location. 38° 41.123′ N, 87° 31.548′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on Park Street east 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. Millstones from Emison Mills (a few steps from this marker); "Grouseland" (a few steps from this marker); Sarah Knox Taylor (a few steps from this marker); William Henry Harrison & Lewis & Clark Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); Tecumseh and Harrison (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Thornton Scott (1777 - 1827 ) (within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Tecumseh (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on October 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.