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Grouseland - Indiana Territory ~ Vincennes, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 41.130 W 087° 31.530
16S E 454295 N 4282008
Quick Description: Two markers so intertwined I feel the belong as one. Lewis & Clark, Indiana, Wabash River, so much history here.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2010 7:18:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM8CJ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 5

Long Description:

County of Marker: Knox County

Marker One Text:

Welcome to
Built 1803 ~ 1804
Governor Indiana Territory 1800-1812
President of the United States 1840

Mansion owned and restored by
Francis Vigo Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution


Marker Two Text:
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 Wabash River, was established as the seat of government.

President John Adams appointed William Henry Harrison the first territorial governor. Harrison later became the ninth President of the United States.

There are several interesting site about this location, you may visit some of them here: Gouseland Tours , Gouseland, Indiana , National Park Service

Group that erected the marker: Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Donal U. Bouinser, State Regant, 2000-2003.

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
1st St., & Harrison St.,
Indiana State Historic Site,
Vincennes, IN USA

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