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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Vincennes Donation Lands Vincennes Donation Lands

Vincennes Donation Lands

Location: Intersection of US 50 bypass & SR 57, grassy median between restaurant & motel (as of 12/2003), 7 Cumberland Drive, Washington. (Daviess County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 14.1966.1


In 1788 Congress granted 400 acres of land to each French family of this area. The tract was laid off in a square containing 160 separate plots. Additional grants were made affecting the five counties shown. [map]


Early Settlement and Exploration, Immigration and Ethnic Groups