Vincennes Tract Historical

Vincennes Tract Historical (HM1V73)

Location: Sumner, IL 62466 Lawrence County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 44.021', W 87° 50.197'

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The western boundary of the Vincennes Tract passed through this point. The line extended south-southwest thirty-nine miles from present-day Crawford through Lawrence, Wabash, and Edwards counties in Illinois. The Vincennes Tract was seventy-two miles wide. About six-sevenths of it lay in Indiana. The Illinois portion was the first parcel of land in the Illinois Country ceded by Indians. The land was ceded in the Treaty of Greenville, August 3, 1795, and confirmed in a treaty at Fort Wayne, June 7, 1803. Acting for the United States, William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory, negotiated the 1803 treaty with the Delaware, Shawnee, Potawatomi, Miami, Eel River, Wea, Kickapoo, Piankashaw, and Kaskaskia tribes. Illinois was then a part of Indiana Territory.
HM NumberHM1V73
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1973
Placed ByLawrence County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 427284 N 4287556
Decimal Degrees38.73368333, -87.83661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.021', W 87° 50.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 1.26" N, 87° 50' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)618
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-50, Sumner IL 62466, US
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