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Encyclopedia > Vincennes, Indiana
City of Vincennes
Nickname: Hoosier State
Motto: “The Crossroads of America”
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°40′42″N 87°30′58″W / 38.67833, -87.51611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Knox
Area
 - City  7.2 sq mi (18.6 km²)
 - Land  7.1 sq mi (18.5 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation  420 ft (128 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 18,701
 - Density 2,620.3/sq mi (1,011.3/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47591
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-79208GR2
GNIS feature ID 0445300GR3

The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. It is located on the Wabash River in the southwestern part of the state. As of the 2000 census, the population was 18,701. On November 4, 2007 Vincennes and Knox County reentered the Eastern Time Zone after a very contentious debate that was started when a union at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center pressured Martin County to re-petition for Eastern Time. This in turn caused Dubois then the other three counties, Pike, Daviess, then Knox County too re-petition as well. The debate was basically between northern Knox County (Eastern) and Southern Knox County (Central). On September 20, 2007 it was announced that Knox County was re-entering the Eastern Time Zone. There is still resentment in those who wished to have the county remain on Central Time, mainly from those who work in Illinois or at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana plant in neighboring Gibson County Indiana which are remaining on Central Time. 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History

The oldest town in Indiana, Vincennes was originally established in 1732 as a French fur trading post. It was built by François-Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes, and renamed Poste Vincennes in his honor after he was captured and burned at the stake during a war with the Chickasaw nation. Events February 23 - First performance of Handels Orlando, in London June 9 - James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... François Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes (June 17, 1700 in Montreal, Canada-March 25, 1736 near Mobile, Alabama[1]) was a French Canadian explorer, soldier who established several forts in what is now the U.S. state of Indiana, including Fort Vincennes. ... For other uses, see Chickasaw (disambiguation). ...


On February 10, 1763, New France was ceded to the British Empire after the Seven Years War (or French and Indian War), Vincennes fell under the dominion of Great Britain. British Lt. John Ramsey came to Vincennes in 1766. He took a census of the settlement, built up the fort, and renamed it Fort Sackville. The population grew quickly in the years that followed, creating a unique culture of interdependent Native Americans with French and British colonials and traders. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... This article is about the 1756–1763 war. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


In 1770 and 1772, British General Gage received warnings that the residents of Vincennes were not remaining loyal, and were inciting native tribes along the river trade routes against the British. For the village in Queensland, see 1770, Queensland. ... Year 1772 (MDCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Sir Thomas Gage (1719 – April 2, 1787) was a British general and commander in chief of the North American forces from 1763 to 1775 during the early days of the American Revolution. ...


In 1778, residents at Post Vincennes received word of the French alliance with the American Second Continental Congress from Father Pierre Gibault and Dr. Jean Laffont. They revolted in support of the Americans. Year 1778 (MDCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants American Patriots France Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Kościuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben King George... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence depicts the five-man drafting committee presenting the first draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress. ... Father Pierre Gibault (1737 – 16 August 1802) was a Jesuit missionary, French priest and American Patriot in the Northwest Territory during the American Revolution. ...


Lt-Governor Henry Hamilton called it "a refuge for debtors and Vagabonds from Canada," and led an expedition from Detroit to reclaim the post. He then built up the fort and prepared for an Spring invasion of Illinois territory. Instead, George Rogers Clark recaptured Fort Sackville on February 23, 1779 thanks to an Italian soldier, Captain Francesco Vigo who offered his financial assistance and services even working as a secret agent. The episode was featured in the 1901 novel Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson. Vincennes served as capital of the Indiana Territory from 1800 until 1813, when it was moved to Corydon. Henry Hamilton (c. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Clark as painted by Matthew Harris Jouett in 1825 George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was the preeminent American military leader on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. ... Combatants Great Britain United States Commanders Henry Hamilton # George Rogers Clark Strength 80 British regulars, militia and French volunteers Native American raiding party-in skirmish with Clarks forces between 47 and 170 Casualties 1 killed+4 POW Killed {Native Americans}. 2 wounded & 1 POW (Native American}. British Garrison captured... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Statue dedicated to Francis Vigo on the waterfront of Vincennes, Indiana Francis Vigo (1747-22 March 1836) was an Italian-American who aided the American forces during the Revolutionary War and helped found a public university in Vincennes, Indiana, USA. Born in Mondovi, Italy, he served with the Spanish Army... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Maurice Thompson (born September 9, 1844; died February 15, 1901) was an American novelist. ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Corydon is a town in Harrison County, Indiana, United States. ...


Vincennes was originally in the French colony of Louisiana, then the British colony of Canada, then the Illinois Country of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, then Knox County in the Northwest Territory, then the Indiana Territory. Flag In 1803, the United States concluded the Louisiana Purchase (green area) with France. ... French settlements and forts in the Illinois Country in 1763, showing U.S. current state boundaries. ... A map of the Colony of Virginia. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... The Northwest Territory, also known as the Old Northwest and the Territory North West of the Ohio, was a governmental region within the early United States. ... Map of the Indiana Territory Indiana Territory was an organized territory of the United States from 1800 to 1816, created by Act of Congress and signed into law by President John Adams on May 7, 1800, effective on July 4. ...


Geography

Vincennes is located at 38°40′42″N, 87°30′58″W (38.678329, -87.516067)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.6 km² (7.2 mi²). 18.5 km² (7.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.97%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 18,701 people, 7,614 households, and 4,332 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,011.3/km² (2,620.3/mi²). There were 8,574 housing units at an average density of 463.6/km² (1,201.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.34% White, 3.28% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,614 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 20.5% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,289, and the median income for a family was $35,424. Males had a median income of $27,029 versus $20,254 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,993. About 15.0% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable residents

Richard Bernard Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American comedian whose greatest impact — in a career which began as a teen circus clown and graduated to vaudeville, Broadway, MGM films, and radio — began when he reached television stardom with The Red Skelton Show (NBC, 1951–1952... Clint Harold Barmes [BAR-mess] (born March 6, 1979 in Vincennes, Indiana) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who has played for the Colorado Rockies since 2003. ... This article is about the sport. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers, Hurdles Heroes. ... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ... Alvy Moore (December 5, 1921–May 4, 1997), born Jack Alvin Moore in Vincennes, Indiana, was an American light comic actor best known for his role as scatterbrained county agricultural agent Hank Kimball on the television series Green Acres. ... Categories: Stub | 1814 births | 1835 deaths | American people ... For other uses, see Jefferson Davis (disambiguation). ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850)[2] was an American military leader and the twelfth President of the United States. ... Curtis Painter (born June 24, 1985) is the starting quarterback for the Purdue Boilermakers football team. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Purdue redirects here. ... Mike Eskew chairman and CEO of UPS Education Purdue University bachelors in industrial engineering Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program Career 1972 UPS industrial engineering manager 1994 corporate vice president for industrial engineering 1996 group vice president for engineering 1998 UPS board 1999 executive vice president 2000 vice... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... David Goodnow a former CNN anchor. ... Daniel Thomas Stryzinski (born May 15, 1965 in Vincennes, Indiana) is a former American football punter who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...

Attractions

George Rogers Clark Memorial
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park The memorial and park built for the war hero George Rogers Clark.
  • Xavier Cathedral and Library The oldest Catholic church in the state of Indiana.
  • The Old Cathedral Library, Indiana's oldest library.
  • Grouseland, the mansion home of William Henry Harrison, 9th United States President.
  • Fort Knox II: Outline of the fort is marked for self-guided tours.
  • Fort Sackville, one of the forts of Vincennes.
  • The U.S. Navy has named four ships in honor of Vincennes.
  • The Servant of God, Bishop Simon Bruté de Remur, first Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Vincennes.

Image File history File links Memorialgoerge_rogers_clark. ... Image File history File links Memorialgoerge_rogers_clark. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Grouseland Mansion in Vincennes, Indiana. ... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Four United States Navy ships have been named USS Vincennes, after the town of Vincennes, Indiana, site of an important victory in the American Revolution. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ...

Trivia

  • Site of the First Catholic church in Indiana. (1749)
  • Was the First county organized in Indiana. (1790)
  • Home of the First newspaper in Indiana. (1799)
  • Site of the First Presbyterian church in Indiana. (1806)
  • Home of the First bank in Indiana. (1814)
  • Host to the First medical society in Indiana. (1817)
  • 1923 and 1981 (IHSAA) State Basketball Champions. 2002 IHSAA State Baseball Champions.
  • Sixth largest county in Indiana.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Vincennes University (VU) is a public university in Vincennes, Indiana in the United States. ... In most areas of the world Masons gather together in Masonic Lodges to work the three degrees of Freemasonry: 1° = Entered Apprentice 2° = Fellow Craft 3° = Master Mason Blue Lodge is used to specify the basic Masonic Lodge granting the first three degrees and to differentiate it from other Masonic... The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) is the arbiter of interscholastic competition among public and private high schools in the State of Indiana. ...

External links

Coordinates: 38.678329° N 87.516067° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Vincennes, Indiana (93 words)
Region: United States > Indiana > Indiana - South Central Region
Vincennes, in southwestern Indiana on the border with Illinois, is the state's oldest town, founded in 1732.
The main sights are the George Rogers National Historical Park, which commemorates the revolutionary battles against the British, and Grouseland, the home of William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States.
Indiana County Maps, Atlases, and Plat Books -- Knox County (863 words)
Title: Plat of the village of Vincennes on the Oubache in the county of Knox and Territory northwest of Ohio.
Title: A plan of the Borough of Vincennes in the Indiana territory as established by an ordinance of the trustees of the said borough on the 18th November, 1816.
Title: Plat of the town of Vincennes in 1792, as correctly taken from the general plat and private surveys of Samuel Baird, government survey, in spring of 1792, and now being in the Vincennes district land office.
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