YOUR KEY TO THE CITY

US Facts       Footsteps of History       Footsteps of History In Pictures       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Home     SEARCH THE INTERNET



Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Vincennes
Knox County, Indiana

ZipCodes
47591

Motto
Indiana's First City



Page Contents for Vincennes, Indiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



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.

Location

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
Return to Index

Weather


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.
Return to Index

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.

Try this history page for Vincennes.

Here is a page on attractions including historic sites in the area.
Return to Index

Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES

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
Return to Index


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



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


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



HIGHER EDUCATION

Vincennes University Vincennes

Miscellany

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


Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.



Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search