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Knox County, Indiana


Indiana's First City

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Vincennes is approximately 17,997 (2006), 18423 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,350 (1990), 7407 (2010).
The amount of land area in Vincennes is 16.594 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Vincennes is 7.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.176 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vincennes to Washington DC is 595 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vincennes is positioned 38.67 degrees north of the equator and 87.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Vincennes elevation is 429 feet above sea level.
Vincennes median income is $ 26,600 (2005).
The Vincennes median home price is $ 70,100 (2005).


on the Wabash River in southwestern Indiana. It is 48 miles north of Evansville and 56 miles south of Terre Haute. Other nearby communities include Bruceville, Decker, Monroe City, Hazleton and Oak Town all in Indiana and Russellville, St. Francisville and Lawrenceville all in Illinois
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Seasonal. There are usually hot and humid summers, fairly cold winters. Spring and fall both have weather that varies from cold to hot depending on the weather patterns.
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History & History Related Items

The city was founded in 1732 and is the oldest city in the state. Vincennes was the location of the pivotal battle of Fort Sackville between the British and George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War in 1779.

Vincennes was the first Northwest Territorial Capitol under William Henry Harrison, governor. He later became the 9th president of the United States. His home here is known as Grouseland.

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Here is a page on attractions including historic sites in the area.
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Vincennes is the birthplace of Red Skelton.

Hometown of William Henry Harrison, first governor of Indiana territory and ninth president of the United States. More information on him and his home, Grouseland, may be found at this site

Indiana Military Museum
4305 Old Bruceville Road
Vincennes Indiana.47591
Phone: (812) 882-8668

George Rogers Clark National Historic Park
401 South Second Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
Phone: (812) 882-1776
Fax: (812) 882-7270

The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous
The Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend each year.
P.O. Box 1816 Vincennes, IN 47591
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Vincennes City Government

The form of government in Vincennes is a Mayor and a city council. The council has seven members.

City of Vincennes
201 Vigo St
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: 812-882-7285


Knox County Clerk
101 N 7th St
Vincennes, IN 47591-2022
Phone: 812-885-2521

Vincennes Historical Events

1779, February 25
It was at Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County, on February 25, 1779, that the British, led by Lt. Gov. Henry Hamilton, surrendered Fort Sackville to a young Virginian, Colonel George Rogers Clark. Clark and his army of frontiersmen made a grueling 18-day march across the flooded Illinois prairie to take the British by surprise.

Vincennes Chamber

Knox County Chamber of Commerce
102 North 3rd Street
P.O. Box 553
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: (812) 882-6440
Toll-free: (888) 895-6622

Vincennes Organizations

Knox County Chamber of Commerce
102 North 3rd Street
P.O. Box 553
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: (812) 882-6440
Toll-free: (888) 895-6622

Vincennes Libraries

Knox County Public Library
502 N 7th St
Vincennes, IN 47591-2119
Phone: 812-886-4380

Knox County Records Library
819 Broadway St
Vincennes, IN 47591-2922
Phone: 812-885-2557

Vincennes Schools

Vincennes Community School Corporation
300 N 6th St
Vincennes, IN 47591-2149
Phone: 812-882-4844


Vincennes University Vincennes


The city of Vincennes population was:
1960 - 18,046
1970 - 19,867
1980 - 20,764
1990 - 19,859
2000 - 18,701
2002 - 18,246
2005 - 18,077
2006 - 17,997
Median household income:
2000 - $ 26,289
2005 - $ 26,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 62,000
2005 - $ 70,100

Median age:
2000 - 33.1 years

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