Evansville, Indiana, USA - 1895 - Evansville
Evansville, a city and port of entry of Indiana, the capital of Vanderburg co, is situated on a high bank of the Ohio River, about 190 miles below Louisville, and 190 miles above Cairo. It is on the St. Louis & Southeastern Rail road (which here crosses the river by a ferry-boat), 162 miles E.S.E. of St. Louis, and is the south terminus of the Evansville & Terre Haute Railroad, which connects here with the Lake Erie, Evansville & Southwestern Railroad, 109 miles S. of Terre Haute. The course of the river is here so remarkably sinuous that Evansville, though upon its bank, is near the centre of the county. The city contains about 50 churches, a city hall, 5 national banks, a savings bank, a high school, a handsome court-house, an opera-house, a custom-house, 8 public halls, a United States marine hospital, and printing offices which issue 6 daily and 5 weekly newspapers; 2 of the dailies are in the German language. Its prosperity is chiefly derived from trade, and extensive manufactures of furniture, engines and boilers, machinery, stoves and heaters, flour, leather, saddlery and harness, cotton goods, lumber, tobacco, farming-implements, &c., the aggregate value of which is about $5,000,000 per annum, Evansville has 12 flouring-mills, 6 breweries, 7 iron-foundries, 4 machine-shops, a rolling-mill, 2 woollen-mills, a large cotton-factory (400 hands), and several planing-mills and saw-mills. It is favorably situated for manufactures, being surrounded by extensive beds of coal, which is abundant and cheap. It is said to be the largest £ for corn, wheat, and pork on the Ohio River between its mouth and Cincinnati. It is the centre of a great tobacco producing section, and has a large trade in that staple. A how building has recently been erected here for the custom house and post-office, which cost $250,000. Here is the Willard Library and Art Gallery, endowed with $500,000. Evansville is lighted with gas, and supplied with water by the Holly system. Pop, in 1860, 11,484; in 1870, 21,830; in 1880, 29,280; in 1890, 50,756.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
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