The New Student's Reference Work/Evansville, Indiana

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Evansville, Indiana, capital of Vanderburg County, a railroad center and a port of entry on the Ohio, about halfway between Louisville and Cairo. It has a handsome post-office and custom-house, court-house, city-hall, public library and art-gallery, excellent schools and about 50 churches. Coal and iron ore abound in the vicinity, and the town has 400 factories, employing 11,000 workmen. These establishments produce plows, furniture, cotton and woolen goods, malt liquors, saddlery, harness, pottery, etc. Besides, the city has a large trade in tobacco, flour and other staples. Evansville is noted for its many flour-mills and large output; but especially for its extensive manufacture of the product of its great hardwood-lumber trade. Its commercial importance is aided by its central situation, which makes it the chief shipping point in southwestern Indiana. Population, 69,647.