Knox County, Indiana
Since 1889

The Knox County Public Library's mission is to meet the educational, informational, and cultural needs of the community.

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Knox County Public Library
502 North Seventh Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Main Building
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

McGrady-Brockman House Historical/Genealogical Center
McGrady-Brockman House Hours
Monday: 12-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5:30 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections. NEW records added regularly!

Upcoming Events at the KCPL

“Close the Book on Hunger 2015”

The library staff loves giving back to their community and encouraging others to do the same! We are again gearing up to launch our Book on Hunter”, which will be held during the entire month on April, in coordination with National Library Week.

Last year, the most successful drive ever was held and the great people of our community donated 1,321 non-perishable food items which staff happily delivered to six food pantries throughout the county.

The library gives thanks to those who donate in two ways. For each item donated, a gift certificate is given for a “free” book from The Knox County Friends of the Library monthly book sale and patrons who have overdue book fines may have $1.00 in fines forgiven for each item.

Look in your pantries and into your heart during April to help us ease the worry of food insufficiency for our neighbors.

50 Years Revisited: The Coachmen

During the folk music craze in the 1960’s, Vincennes had its own folk group; The Coachmen.

At that time, folk music was the pop music of the day. Strongly influenced by the folk songs heard by a variety of performers in the U.S., the young performers chose the Kingston Trio as their favorite group. The four young men: Richard Faulkner and the Tromley brothers; Chris, George and Ray, started out with two guitars; a harmonica and much enthusiasm. Their first performance in front of an audience was at the Hills Department Store Christmas party in Vincennes.

The Coachmen group has been revived by the following musicians: Jules Bouillet; Richard Faulkner and Mark Klueh (both members of the St. John’s Folk Group); Ray Hatton (member of Mariah Creek band); Joe Tromley and Ray Tromley. The Knox County Public Library was chosen as the site of the group’s “comeback” performance. To kick off National Library Week, The Coachmen will perform on Sunday, April 12, at the Fortnightly, 421 N. 6th Street, Vincennes. A gift to the community from The Coachmen, this is a free public performance. For more information about The Coachmen, send an email message to



Upcoming Events
Watering Your Plants

John Small Lesson Plan

John Small estate inventory
JSmall -Will portion
Knox County 1790
Lesson Plan edited

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