Introduction to Washington, Indiana
Daviess County was formed in 1817 as settlement in this region began along the stretch of the White River. The river made it convenient for farmers to transport their crops. During the first half of the 19th century, the northeast part of the area was heavily forested, which allowed the lumber industry to flourish.
Washington and nearby Attractions
- Old Cathedral Library & Museum
- George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
- Davis County Museum
- East Side Park
- Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Washington
While in Washington, one can visit the nearby William H. Harrison Museum and the Old Cathedral Library & Museum. The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, the Grouseland and the Vincennes State Historic Sites are popular among those interested in history. There are also a number of popular tourist destinations near the city. Among these are the Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area, the White Oak State Fishing Area and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.
Air transportation facilities are provided by the Evansville Regional Airport.
Washington Higher Education
The institutes of higher education near Washington are Vincennes University, Trinity Theological Seminary-Trinity College, Ivy Tech State College-Wabash Valley and the University of Evansville.