The Oldest Settler Town In Indiana Is Loaded With Fascinating History
Indiana is a state with a very long human history. Centuries before European settlers ever came along, there were numerous cultures and peoples who called the region home. To this day, there are ancient burial mounds attributed to some of the area’s oldest dwellers within the town limits, like Sugar Loaf Mound and Pyramid Mound. Later, Native groups such as the Shawnee, Wabash, and Miami tribes drove those people out, only to be eventually driven out themselves by European colonizers. The earliest European colonizers were French fur traders, and they established the town of Vincennes in 1732. Let’s explore this historic town in Indiana and its intriguing story:
In all, Vincennes is the oldest town in Indiana and one of the oldest human settlements, period, west of the Appalachian mountains. It’s a fascinating place to visit and/or live, and it’s one of our favorite places in the Hoosier State! Which historic town in Indiana is your favorite? Tell us about it in the comments! For more info on Vincennes and ideas for planning your trip, check out the official Indiana State Museum website.
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