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Near Sumner in Lawrence County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Vincennes Tract

 
 
Vincennes Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
1. Vincennes Tract Marker
Inscription.  The western boundary of the Vincennes Tract passed through this point. The line extended south-southwest thirty-nine miles from present-day Crawford through Lawrence, Wabash, and Edwards counties in Illinois. The Vincennes Tract was seventy-two miles wide. About six-sevenths of it lay in Indiana. The Illinois portion was the first parcel of land in the Illinois Country ceded by Indians. The land was ceded in the Treaty of Greenville, August 3, 1795, and confirmed in a treaty at Fort Wayne, June 7, 1803. Acting for the United States, William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory, negotiated the 1803 treaty with the Delaware, Shawnee, Potawatomi, Miami, Eel River, Wea, Kickapoo, Piankashaw, and Kaskaskia tribes. Illinois was then a part of Indiana Territory.
 
Erected 1973 by Lawrence County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included
Vincennes Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
2. Vincennes Tract Marker
Marker is at northwest corner of intersection of Cahokia Trace Lane (CR 1120N) and Red Hill Cross Road (CR 390E)
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in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 3, 1795.
 
Location. 38° 44.021′ N, 87° 50.197′ W. Marker is near Sumner, Illinois, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Cahokia Trace Lane (County Road 1120 N) and Red Hill Cross Road (County Road 390 E), on the right when traveling west on Cahokia Trace Lane. Marker is located at the entrance to the Ash Grove Picnic Area of Red Hills State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumner IL 62466, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lawrence County Courthouse (approx. 8.3 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Lawrence County Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Lincoln in Lawrenceville (approx. 8.3 miles away); Life on the Square (approx. 8.3 miles away); Millstones From Smallsburg (approx. 8.3 miles away); Golden Rule Insurance Company, inc. 1940 (approx. 8.4 miles away); 13th Street Bridge (approx. 13.9 miles away); St. Francisville Cabin (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Oct. 7, 2022