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Mount Vernon in Posey County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Port of Indiana

Mount Vernon

 
 
Full View - - Port of Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
1. Full View - - Port of Indiana Marker
Inscription. River commerce was central to the livelihood of nineteenth century towns along the Ohio. This is still true in the twenty-first century. The Port of Indiana Mount Vernon is the eighth largest inland port in the country based on trip to-miles. It moves more cargo by water and rail than any other port in Indiana. This Ohio River port handles three to five million tons of grain, coal, fertilizer, steel, minerals, cement and heavy lift project cargo each year.

Located near the median center of the U. S. population, this port is only 152 miles from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. With more than 900 acres of land and many tenant companies, it offers advanced material handling, abundant specialized storage and room to grow with several industrial sites available.

The port provides 12 month barge access to the Gulf of Mexico and fleeting capacity for 450 barges as well as tug, towing, switching and dry-dock services. The port has six miles of rail track, dedicated locomotives for intraport switching, storage for 200 railcars and service by the Evansville Western Railway with potential interchange to five Class I railroads.

Mount Vernon is part of the Ports of Indiana three port system operating on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River. Indiana ranks 14th in the nation for waterborne shipping.

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Marker Photo image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
2. Marker Photo
the Way:
More than 50 percent of the Indiana border is water-based. This includes Lake Michigan and the Ohio and Wabash rivers.

 
Location. 37° 55.895′ N, 87° 53.655′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Indiana, in Posey County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on East 3rd Street. Touch for map. Located on the South/East lawn corner of the Posey County Courthouse in Mount Vernon, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon IN 47620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Posey County History / Early Mt. Vernon History (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Vernon's Historic Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Posey County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about 300 feet away); Posey County American Revolution Honor Roll (about 300 feet away); Home of Alvin P. Hovey (about 300 feet away); New Harmony Workingmen's Institute (approx. 13.8 miles away); Maclure Park Bandstand (approx. 13.9 miles away); New Harmony (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Right Marker Photo image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
3. Right Marker Photo
Long View - - Port of Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
4. Long View - - Port of Indiana Marker
South/West Corner - - Posey County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
5. South/West Corner - - Posey County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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