George Rogers Clark
National Historic Park
1966: National Historic Park
Rating (1-5): Unrated
About the SiteThis Park is located on the site of the Battle of Fort Sackville, in what is now Indiana. This commemorates the Revolutionary War capture of the fort from the British by Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark and his men on February 25, 1779. It also honors the subsequent settlement of the region north of the Ohio River. Although the battle itself is not well-known, Clark became famous for his exploits in harassing the British in this wild region of untamed America.
What You're Going to SeeThe exact location of the fort is not known, though it's believed to be very near the present-day site of the Park. Archaelogical evidence suggests that the fort's front wall was located midway between the Clark Memorial and the Lincoln Bridge in Vincennes, Indiana. The Clark Memorial is a rotunda-type structure built during the 1920's and 1930's to honor Clark and his achievements. It is located on the Park grounds.
Personal ObservationsNope. Never been to Indiana. Haven't flown over it, or even been there in my mind.
Getting ThereFrom Indianapolis, take I-70 west for 68 miles to Terre Haute. Take US 41/150 south for 56 miles to Vincennes. Stay on the road, which becomes highway 61 or North 6th St., then turn right on Dubois St., and go four blocks to 401 S. 2nd St.
Nearby AttractionsAbout 45 miles to the southeast is Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.