Vincennes is located in Knox County (of which it is the county seat) west of Washington at the junction of Highways 41 and 50 on the banks of the Wabash River near Vincennes University. Close by is the White Oak State Fishing Area.
The oldest city in Indiana, Vincennes was founded as a French fur trading outpost in 1732. The George Rogers Clark Memorial is the largest monument of its type outside of Washington D.C. Vincennes is home to Fort Sackville, site of the western-most battle of the Revolutionary War.
Spend an afternoon in one of the many parks, enjoy the day shopping in the historic downtown area or at the many other shops located throughout the city, or have a great meal at any of the fine restaurants.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 18,875, a decrease of 992 since 1990.