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

Fort Knox, First Site

 
 
Fort Knox, First Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Fort Knox, First Site Marker
Inscription. Built in 1787 by Major John F. Hamtramck under command of General Josiah Harmar. United States Army's most western outpost for several years. Named for General Henry Knox, first Secretary of War.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 42.1966.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.93′ N, 87° 31.82′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of North 1st Street and Buntin Street, on the left when traveling north on North 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. " Let There Be Light " (within shouting distance of this marker); State Bank of Indiana (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Opera House (about 600 feet away); Ellis Mansion (about 600 feet away); Home of Francis Vigo (about 700 feet away); Old French House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Niblack Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of House Occupied as Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Obverse Side - - Fort Knox, First Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Obverse Side - - Fort Knox, First Site Marker
Long View - - Fort Knox, First Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Long View - - Fort Knox, First Site Marker
There is nothing remaining of the Fort structure that was noted. The building in the background of the photo seems to be another location - with a business of some nature.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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