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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Knox County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Knox County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Knox County, IN (78) Daviess County, IN (12) Gibson County, IN (28) Greene County, IN (5) Pike County, IN (6) Sullivan County, IN (8) Crawford County, IL (14) Lawrence County, IL (15) Wabash County, IL (6)  KnoxCounty(78) Knox County (78)  DaviessCounty(12) Daviess County (12)  GibsonCounty(28) Gibson County (28)  GreeneCounty(5) Greene County (5)  PikeCounty(6) Pike County (6)  SullivanCounty(8) Sullivan County (8)  CrawfordCountyIllinois(14) Crawford County (14)  LawrenceCounty(15) Lawrence County (15)  WabashCounty(6) Wabash County (6)
Vincennes is the county seat for Knox County
Adjacent to Knox County, Indiana
      Daviess County (12)  
      Gibson County (28)  
      Greene County (5)  
      Pike County (6)  
      Sullivan County (8)  
      Crawford County, Illinois (14)  
      Lawrence County, Illinois (15)  
      Wabash County, Illinois (6)  
 
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1Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — " Let There Be Light " — Indiana Territory's First Newspaper —
Site of print shop where Elihu Stout (1782 - 1860), Past Grand Master of Masons in Indiana, established Indiana Territory's first newspaper, summer 1804. Originally The Indiana Gazette, it was renamed The Western Sun July 4, 1807.Map (db m23277) HM
2Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — "Grouseland" — Built 1803 - 1804 — Home of William Henry Harrison —
Welcome to "Grouseland" Built 1803 - 1804 Home of William Henry Harrison Governor Indiana Territory 1800 - 1812 President of the United States 1840 Mansion owned and restored by Francis Vigo Chapter Daughters of the . . . Map (db m167023) HM
3Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.2017.1 — "One of America's Clowns" / Red Skelton
"One of America's Clowns". Comedian Richard "Red" Skelton was born here in 1913. As a teenager, performed locally in minstrel shows and as a clown in circus. By 1930s he performed on vaudeville stages; became famous for skits such as "dunking . . . Map (db m177921) HM
4Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 2S1 Gvozdika — Captured during Desert Storm
The 2S1 Gvozdika is a Russian-made 122mm self-propelled howitzer tracked armored vehicle. The first prototype was ready in 1969. The 2S1 entered service with the Soviet Army in the early 1970s and was first seen in public at a Polish Army parade in . . . Map (db m180843) HM
5Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 3"/50 caliber gun Mk2 — A.K.A. Dual-Purpose Naval Gun
The 3"/50 caliber gun (Mark 2) was an early model manufactured by General Motors with a projectile velocity of 2,100 feet per second. Low-angle mountings for this gun had a range of 7000 yards at the maximum elevation of 15 degrees. By World War II . . . Map (db m180816) HM
6Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — British BL-60 — A.K.A. 60 pounder
The British Ordnance BL 60-pounder was a 5 inch (127 mm) heavy field gun designed in 1903-05 to provide a new capability that had been partially met by the interim QF 4.7 inch Gun. It served throughout the First World War in the main theatres. It . . . Map (db m187320) HM
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7Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Chief Tecumseh — 1768 - 1813
The great Shawnee leader lives on as a symbol of Native pride and pan-Indian identity. In the years 1810 and 1811 Tecumseh defended the rights of his people in meetings in Vincennes with William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory. . . . Map (db m61831) HM
8Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Constructing a Legacy
"George Rogers Clark, this memorial shall bring it to pass that neither you nor your fame shall be forgotten." - Indiana Governor Paul McNutt, September 3, 1933
The W.R. Heath Construction Company of . . . Map (db m176202) HM
9Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Cradle of Freemasonry in Indiana
At historic Vincennes the first Lodge of Freemasons in the present State of Indiana was established, 1809, by the Grand Lodge of Kentucky. Since 1818 it has worked under Indiana charter as Vincennes Lodge No. 1.Map (db m61836) HM
10Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — D.U.K.W. — A.K.A. Duck
The DUKW (collaquially known as Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was designed by a partnership under military auspices of Sparkman & Stephens and General Motors Corporation (GMC). It was used in World War II for transporting goods . . . Map (db m180817) HM
11Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Douglas A4D Skyhawk — Buno number 144906
(left marker:) The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The A-4 Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company. It is a . . . Map (db m180839) HM
12Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Ellis Mansion
Abner Turner Ellis, a Borough President, Probate Judge, and State Senator, promoted the Charter of Ohio & Miss. R. R. (later a part of B & O) and was its first president. His stately home was built by John Moore about 1838. Abraham Lincoln . . . Map (db m23286) HM
13Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — F-16 Fighting Falcon — Serial #80-0507
Manufactured by General Dynamics (now Lockhead Martin) as F-16A Block 10D Delivered to USAF 27 August 1981 The Lockheed Martin (formerly General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally . . . Map (db m187340) HM
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14Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Five Unknown Soldiers Memorial
Five Unknown Soldiers with George Rogers Clark at Capture of Fort Sackville Vincennes, Ind. February 25, 1779Map (db m99121) HM WM
15Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.1966.2 — Fort Knox, First Site — Reported missing
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.Map (db m176263) HM
16Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Fort Sackville
"...a miserable picketted work called a fort, (in which) was found scarce anything for defense, the want of a well was sufficient to evince it being untenable." - Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton Constructed by the British Lieutenant . . . Map (db m176199) HM
17Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Fort Sackville in 1779 — Reported permanently removed
Fort Sackville was constructed by the British during the Revolutionary War on the site now occupied by the Clark Memorial. Early in that conflict, the Redcoats dominated the frontier from posts north of the Ohio River by sending their Indian . . . Map (db m61814) HM
18Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Francis Vigo — 1747 - 1836
Native of Sardinia Soldier - Frontiersman - Trader His wise council and material aid enabled Clark to capture Fort Sackville Citizens of VincennesMap (db m176203) HM
19Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Gold Star - - Honor Roll — Knox County — 1917 - 1919 —
William Clayton Abraham • Forrest A. Alton • Noble Clarence Baker • Chauncy W. Barr • John Raymond Barr • Andrew Jackson Bennett • Lawrence W. Bouchie • Rex R. Boyer • Ellis P. Cannon • James A. Catt • George W. Clark • Francis Brittian Cockerham . . . Map (db m23353) WM
20Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.2021.1 — Historic Pantheon Theatre
A state-of-the art facility, the Pantheon Theatre opened on May 16, 1921 with the Broadway show Midnight Whirl. It provided patrons with news and entertainment, including vaudeville acts and moving pictures likeBen-Hur. The . . . Map (db m177922) HM
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21Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Home of Francis Vigo
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22Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Indiana Territory
On July 4, 1800, the western part of the Northwest Territory became the Indiana Territory. It covered land that would eventually be included in the present states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Vincennes, on the . . . Map (db m23266) HM
23Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral
D.O.M. Ad Laud et Glor Domini Nostri et Redemptoris Jesu Christi Hanc Mariam Annam R.R. D.D. et in Chr Pater Simon G. Brute Qui Primus Vincennopolitanan Sedem Episcopus Tenuis Vovebat Dabat et Consecrabat An Rep Sal MDCCCXXXIX . . . Map (db m155551) HM
24Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Inside the Memorial
"Where the Wabash River rambles through the sandy, fertile lands, in the oldest Hoosier city, there the Clark Memorial stands. Built of stone, the circular building is of classical design; on the site of old Fort Sackville radiates a national . . . Map (db m176201) HM
25Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — John Badollet — 1758 - 1837
Born in Switzerland, Badollet migrated to America in 1780. President Jefferson appointed him Land Registrar of Vincennes in 1804. He served as a delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention in 1816, was a charter member Vincennes University . . . Map (db m186640) HM
26Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Knox County (Indiana) Civil War Memorial
"In Grateful remembrance of the services and sacrifices of our soldiers in the war of The Union, we, the people of Knox County have erected this monument."Map (db m23378) WM
27Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll
Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm Following the American Civil War, the United States emergence on the World scene was profound, if not inevitable. The citizens of Knox County have been . . . Map (db m23497) WM
28Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Knox County Veterans Memorial Park
( Upper Left Section ) Welcome to the Knox County Veterans’ Memorial Park. The monuments that stand before you are dedicated to the memory of all the military veterans from Knox County. Most prominent is the “Soldiers and . . . Map (db m23581) HM
29Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Lincoln Memorial Bridge
From earliest times the Wabash River was a route between North and South. Here at a fording place it was crossed by a Buffalo Trace: an ancient path worn by countless animals and aborigines in their migrations between East and West. Near this . . . Map (db m176257) HM
30Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Lockheed T-33A — A.K.A. T-Bird — Serial number: 56-1669 —
This two-seat T-33 jet was designed from the P-80 for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft and is one of the world's best-known aircraft, having served with the air forces of more than 20 different nations over several . . . Map (db m180847) HM
31Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — LVT-4 — Landing Vehicle Tracked — A.K.A. Alligator —
The LVT is a small amphibious landing craft, introduced by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II. Originally intended solely as cargo carriers for ship to shore operations, they rapidly evolved into assault troop and fire . . . Map (db m180825) HM
32Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M1 57mm Antitank Gun — A.K.A. 6 Pounder
The M1-57mm was first used in North Africa by the U.S. Army in April of 1942 and quickly replaced the 37mm M3 as an antitank towed artillery piece. The 57mm was based on the British 6 pounder antitank gun design. Initially the only 57mm ammunition . . . Map (db m187329) HM
33Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M-114
The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier was a tracked armored fighting vehicle, used by the United States Army in Vietnam. It is a lightweight, low-silhouette vehicle designed to be fast and stealthy. It is constructed of aluminum and powered by . . . Map (db m180833) HM
34Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M-114, 155 mm Howitzer — Reported unreadable
M114 155 mm howitzer is a towed howitzer used by the United States Army. It was first produced in 1942 as a medium artillery piece under the designation of 155 mm Howitzer M1. It saw service during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam . . . Map (db m187332) HM
35Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M-211 — A.K.A. Cadillac Duce
The M211 is a very unique vehicle in that it was a transition design between the GMC CCKW of WWII and the more modern M35 RIO. It and the M35 directly competed for contracts in the early 1950s. It served in both Korea and early Viet Nam. The M211 . . . Map (db m180832) HM
36Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M2A1, 105mm Howitzer
The 105 mm M2A1 (M101A1) howitzer was the standard light field howitzer for the United States in World War II, seeing action in both the European and Pacific theaters. Entering production in 1941, it quickly entered the war against the Imperial . . . Map (db m187327) HM
37Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M3 Halftrack
The Half-track M3 personnel carrier was an armored vehicle used by the United States, the British Empire and the other Allies during World War II and the Cold War. Nearly 43,000 were produced, and supplied to the U.S. Army and Marines, as well as . . . Map (db m187325) HM
38Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M-47 — A.K.A. Patton
The M-47 saw short service with US Forces from 1951 to 1953. It was the second tank to be named after General George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. Third Army during World War II and one of the earliest American advocates of tank warfare. It was a . . . Map (db m180828) HM
39Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M5 3 inch gun
The 3 inch Gun M5 was an anti-tank gun developed in the United States during World War II. The gun combined a 3-inch barrel of the anti-aircraft gun T9 and elements of the 105 mm howitzer M2. The M5 was issued exclusively to the US Army tank . . . Map (db m187331) HM
40Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — M-8 Armored Car — A.K.A. Greyhound
The M8 Light Armored Car was a 6x6 combat vehicle produced by the Ford Motor Company during World War II. It was used by the U.S. and British troops in Europe and the Far East until the end of the war. It remained in use by U.S. Constabulary Forces . . . Map (db m187319) HM
41Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.2009.1 — Mary Clark
Side One: Born circa 1801, Clark, a slave, was purchased in Kentucky in 1814 by B. J. Harrison, brought to Vincennes in 1815, and indentured as his servant. In 1816, G.W. Johnston purchased her indenture for 20 years. In 1821, Clark and . . . Map (db m23219) HM
42Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom — Serial number 66-7626
First flown in May 1958 the Phantom II originally was developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense. The U.S. Air Force's first version the F-4C made its first flight in May 1963 and production deliveries began six months later. Production ended in 1979 . . . Map (db m180835) HM
43Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — MiG-17F — AKA Lim-5R — Sn # 1c1906 —
The Russian MiG-17 is an improved version of the MiG-15. The 17 was first flown in January 1951 and production was started later that year but it never saw combat during the Korean War. It became the standard sub-sonic fighter for the Warsaw pact . . . Map (db m187337) HM
44Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Millstones from Emison Mills
The larger millstone is made from French Buhr cut into wedge-shaped pieces and bound together by a heavy metal loop. A “stand” is made of two similar stones, the “upper stone” rotating on the “nether stone” to . . . Map (db m23275) HM
45Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Niblack Mansion
Site of first Courthouse in Indiana Territory - 1813 to about 1834. Was starting point in 1821 for survey of Indiana - Illinois boundary. Present structure, probably built in 1850's, became home of Hon. Wm. E. Niblack, Congressman, Indiana . . . Map (db m23278) HM
46Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.1995.1 — Old French House — Reported missing
Home of French fur trader Michel Brouillet (1774-1838). French Creole cottage (built circa 1806) is typical of "posts-on-sill" construction technique used by French settlers in Mississippi Valley during eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. . . . Map (db m23252) HM
47Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Original Tombstone of Capt. Menomen O'Donnell — Congressional Medal of Honor Civil War
Capt. O'Donnell was one of 1,527 recipients of the Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. The citation for his Medal of Honor reads "The Congressional Medal of Honor to Capt. Menomen O'Donnell, 11th MO. INF., for GALLANTRY at Vicksburg, MS., . . . Map (db m180814) HM
48Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Patrick Henry Square — George Rogers Clark National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"You are to proceed with all convenient speed to raise seven companies of soldiers...and with this force attack the British at Kaskaskia" --Virginia Governor Patrick Henry to George Rogers Clark, January 2, 1778 Known to history for . . . Map (db m176255) HM
49Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Patrick Henry Square — George Rogers Clark National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Before this square was set aside as a park, the area was a bustling part of Main Street. Maps from 1887 show the La Plante House, a tailor, printer, and hardware store all filled this block. Maps from 1916 show this building transformed into a . . . Map (db m176256) HM
50Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Patriotism of Charles Gratiot
Through the Patriotism of Charles Gratiot in furnishing material aid, Colonel George Rogers Clark was enabled to keep his forces intact and thus to recapture Fort Sackville in 1779. Erected in grateful memory by the Huguenot . . . Map (db m23305) HM
51Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Pierre Gibault — 1737-1804
Vicar-General of the Illinois Country who in 1778 gained the allegiance to the United States of the French population of VincennesMap (db m176204) HM
52Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — PZL TS-11 Iskra
The PZL TS-11 Iskra (Spark) is a Polish jet trainer aircraft, used by the air forces of Poland and India. It is notable as the main training aircraft of the Polish Air Force, and as the oldest jet aircraft still in service in Poland. The aircraft . . . Map (db m180848) HM
53Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Red Banks Trace
Indian and pioneer trail from Anthony’s Ferry (Henderson, Ky.) on Ohio River to Vincennes. Connected with road to Nashville and there with Natchez Trace. Served Illinois trails, north and west, at Vincennes.Map (db m99122) HM
54Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.1995.2 — Samuel Thornton Scott ( 1777 - 1827 )
First resident Presbyterian minister in Indiana Territory, 1808. Headed the first school under the authority of the board of trustees of Vincennes University (a grammar school), 1811-1815. Served as member of board of trustees of Vincennes . . . Map (db m48966) HM
55Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Sarah Knox Taylor
Two blocks South of this marker on March 6, 1814, was born Sarah Knox Taylor Daughter of Capt. And Mrs. Zachary Taylor Miss Taylor married Lieut. Jefferson Davis at Louisville, Kentucky on June 17, 1835 and died in West Feliciana . . . Map (db m23263) HM
56Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Sexton Mark II
This WWII self-propelled artillery vehicle is built on the American Sherman tank hull. It was manufactured in Canada for the British Army, associated Commonwealth forces, and its Allies. It was developed to give the British Army a mobile artillery . . . Map (db m187323) HM
57Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Sieur De Vincennes
(front of statue): Lt. Francois Marie Bissot Sieur De Vincennes June 17 1700 - March 25 1736 Founder of Vincennes 1732 (plaque on rear base of statue): Sieur De Vincennes sculpture by Bill Wolfe dedicated . . . Map (db m176253) HM
58Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Site of Ferry Landing
From this place in the year 1830 Abraham Lincoln crossed the Wabash River to IllinoisMap (db m23258) HM
59Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Site of Fort Sackville
Captured by Col. Geo. Rogers Clark from the British, Feb. 25, 1779. Resulting in the U.S. acquiring the Great Northwest Territory embracing the states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.Map (db m61812) HM WM
60Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Site of House Occupied as Headquarters
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 . . . Map (db m23304) HM
61Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — St. Rose Chapel — Built in 1847
By Bishop De La Hailandiere, second Bishop of Vincennes, to serve seminary students, and later, orphans and school students of the Catholic Institutions of Vincennes. The chapel was part of the original St. Rose Academy operated by the sisters of . . . Map (db m176248) HM
62Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — State Bank of Indiana
The second State Bank, chartered in 1834, was a successful and stable venture in uncertain times. John Ewing of Vincennes was a leader in its creation. This branch was built by John Moore by 1838, saved by the Francis Vigo Chapter, DAR, . . . Map (db m23282) HM
63Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Synod of Indiana of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
Organized in this vicinity, 1826.Map (db m61839) HM
64Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.2011.1 — Tecumseh and Harrison
Side 1 Here, Shawnee warrior Tecumseh met with Indiana Territory Governor William Henry Harrison in August 1810 and July 1811. Tecumseh spoke for a growing confederacy of American Indians led by his brother The Prophet (Tenskwatawa); he denounced . . . Map (db m185673) HM
65Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — The Baty Place
Built about 1830 by Samuel Judah, distinguished pioneer lawyer who won the famous land grant case for Vincennes University in the U. S. Supreme Court. Occupied from 1848 to 1865 by Dr. John Isidore Baty, builder of the three story addition. . . . Map (db m23306) HM
66Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — The First Presbyterian Church In Indiana Territory
In 1805 Transylvania Presbytery, Kentucky on petition of pioneer settlers in Knox County sent Rev. Thomas Cleland, who thus became the first Presbyterian minister to preach in Vincennes. The service was held at the Council House in the Indian . . . Map (db m61838) HM
67Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — The George Rogers Clark Memorial
(inscription on frieze) George Rogers Clark and the Frontiersmen of the American Revolution The Conquest of the West (left panel near staircase): The site of Fort Sackville Captured from the British by George . . . Map (db m176259) HM WM
68Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — The Grand Opera House
Built here, 1858 - - operated until 1919. Julia Marlowe made her debut in this famous theater and such great actors as Edwin Booth, Maude Adams, Joseph Jefferson, John Drew, and The Barrymores played to large and appreciative audiences.Map (db m23283) HM
69Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — The Old Cathedral
The Old Cathedral Center of growth of the Catholic faith and scene of the great events of early American History in The Old Northwest Territory. This historic and stately cathedral was raised to the rank of a Basilica by his . . . Map (db m176205) HM
70Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery — 1750–1846
Contains the graves (mostly unmarked) of some 4,000 inhabitants of early Vincennes, including soldiers and patriots of the American Revolution who helped Colonel George Rogers Clark to capture nearby Fort Sackville in 1779. The cemetery marks the . . . Map (db m176258) HM
71Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — The Wabash River — George Rogers Clark National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Although the Wabash River begins in Ohio, its 475-mile length in Indiana makes it a thoroughly Indiana river. The Miami Indian tribes named it Wah-Bah Shik-Ki which roughly translates as "pure white" and comes from the white limestone riverbed as . . . Map (db m176200) HM
72Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — U.S.S. Vincennes
Commemorating the patriotism, devotion to duty, valor, energy and seamanship of those Americans who served in the ships U.S.S. Vincennes Each a man-of-war, these ships of the United States Navy carried out missions which expanded . . . Map (db m61817) HM WM
73Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — USS Indianapolis — SSN 697
The USS Indianapolis (SSN 697), a nuclear fast attack, Los Angeles class submarine, was the 3rd ship of the United States Navy to be named for Indianapolis, Indiana. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General . . . Map (db m187318) HM
74Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Vincennes
So named in honor of French Canadian, Francois-Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes (1700–1736). In 1732, he built a fort here to protect the claims of France in the New World. In 1736, Vincennes was burned at the stake by Chickasaw Indians . . . Map (db m176264) HM
75Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.2001.1 — Vincennes' Carnegie Library
Designed by local architect John B. Bayard in Collegiate Gothic Style; built 1917-1918. Dedicated 1919, with 13, 518 books and 4, 207 registered borrowers, as Vincennes Public Library; Public Library located in City Hall since 1889. Modern . . . Map (db m23254) HM
76Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Vincennes in the American Revolution
After taking Kaskaskia on July 5, 1778, George Roges Clark, Acting under Virginia authority, sent Father Pierre Gibault, as his envoy, to Vincennes. Gibault convinced the villagers there to take an oath of loyalty to the Americans. In early August, . . . Map (db m176262) HM
77Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — Vincennes University
Marker Plaque Vincennes University was founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy by William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory and Chartered by the Indiana Territorial Legislature in 1806. The columns of this gateway served as the . . . Map (db m23276) HM
78Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes — 42.2006.1 — William Henry Harrison & Lewis & Clark Expedition
Harrison became Governor of Indiana Territory 1800; he administered government of District of Louisiana 1804-1805. In Vincennes, he served as a contact during the expedition; surviving records document his support and his involvement in decisions . . . Map (db m23251) HM
 
 
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