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Knox County Courthouse, Vincennes
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County was one of the two original counties
created in the old Northwest Territory in 1790 and
was reduced to its present size in 1817. When it
was created, Knox County stretched from the Ohio
River to the Illinois River. When the Illinois
Territory was formed in 1809, the portions of Knox
County beyond the Wabash River became a part of
In 1790, Winthrop Sargent, Secretary of Northwest
Territory, organized the first Indina county, Knox
County. It was named for Major General Henry Knox,
U.S. Secretary of War. Many of Knox County
townships and lots were surveyed with the French
system, which goes towards non-cardinal compass
points. Knox and Clark counties are the only ones
laid out n this fashion. The county seat is
National Protected Area
George Rogers Clark National Historical
National Register of Historic Places in
County Bridge No. 45, Carries County Road
229 over the White River, NE of Wheatland, Steen
Enoco Coal Mine, N side of Grundman Rd, 1.5 miles
S of Bruceville, Washington Township
Fort Knox II Site, 3 miles N of downtown
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, 401
S. 2nd St, S of U.S. Route 50, Vincennes
Gregg Park, 22014 Washington Ave, Vincennes
Hack and Simon Office Building, 1101 N. 3rd St,
William Henry Harrison Home, 3 W. Scott St,
Kimmell Park, 2014 Oliphant Dr, Vincennes
Kixmiller's Store, Carlise & Indianapolis Sts
at Freelandville, Widner Township
Andrew Nicholson Farmstead, 12095 E. State Road
550, NW of Wheatland, Steen Township
Old Cathedral Complex, 205 Church St, Vincennes
Old State Bank, N. 2nd St, Vincennes
Pyramid Mound, S side of Wabash Ave, SE of central
Shadowwood, 6451 E. Wheatland Rd, E of Vincennes,
Alfred Simonson House, 207 Shipping St,
Territorial Capitol of Former Indiana Territory,
bounded by Harrison, 1st, Scott & Park Sts,
Vincennes Fornightly Club, 421 N. 6th St,
Vincennes Historic District, Vincennes, Vincennes
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