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

Site of House Occupied as Headquarters

 
 
Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Site of house occupied as headquarters of Colonel George Rogers Clark before capturing Fort Sackville from the British February 25, 1779. It was a private house facing the Fort.
Later Colonel Henry Hamilton, British Commander of the Garrison, was housed here after the surrender and before his removal to Williamsburg, Virginia.
This marker erected by the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution in 1954 is Dedicated to those Valiant Americans who achieved this great conquest.
 
Erected 1954 by Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.836′ N, 87° 31.99′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of South 1st Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South 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. Gold Star - - Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Patriotism of Charles Gratiot (within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes
Wide View - - Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Wide View - - Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes in the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Ferry Landing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Vincennes (about 300 feet away); The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Home of Francis Vigo (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
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Looking North - - Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Looking North - - Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker
Marker is located in photo in far background under what appears to be a bush - just under the "Burkhart" sign. (Click photo to see details.)
Other North View - - Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Other North View - - Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker
Old Down Town Buildings - - Few Steps Away. .  < < < . . from Marker. . image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Old Down Town Buildings - - Few Steps Away. . < < < . . from Marker. .
Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
6. Site of House Occupied as Headquarters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   6. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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