The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,701.
The oldest town in Indiana, it was originally established in 1732 as a French fur trading post. Called Fort Sackville by the British, it revolted in 1778, was put down by British soldiers from Detroit, then recaptured by George Rogers Clark on February 23, 1779. The episode was featured in the 1901 novel Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson.
Vincennes University is located here, as is Grouseland, home of President William Henry Harrison between 1803 and 1812, Vincennes being at that time capital of the Indiana Territory.
Comedian Red Skelton was born in Vincennes.Web Sites and Links
Grouseland FoundationHistory of William Henry Harrison's home as the first governor of the Indiana Territory. Pictures, tour information and event schedules.
Knox County Convention and Visitors BureauArea events and accommodations in Indiana's oldest city. Includes historic landmarks tour schedules and fees.
Knox County Public Library WebLibrary resources and services available online.
VincennesCity government overview and contact information for local offices.
Vincennes Sun-CommercialLocal news and information.