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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
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
Vincennes Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
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)
Cahokia Trace Lane. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Ash Grove Picnic Area of Red Hills State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sumner IL 62466, United States of America.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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