George Rogers Clark National Historical Park of Indiana will be the final national site honored with a quarter from the US Mint in 2017. The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter will be released in late 2017 as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. This release will mark the fortieth quarter of 56 to be released throughout the program.
This series, including the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter, was authorized by Congress under the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. It honors sites of national interest from around the United States, the District of Columbia and the five US Territories. The release order for the coins is dictated by the order in which the US government took direct control of the site.
Before the George Rogers Clark National HIstorical Park Quarter is released, the Effigy Mounds Quarter, Frederic Douglas Quarter, Ozark National Scenic Riverways Quarter and the Ellis Island National Monument Quarter will be released. The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter will be the last quarter released in 2017.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park information
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park of Indiana marks the location where George Rogers Clark led a group of frontiersmen to take back control of Fort Sackville. At the time of the attack in 1779, Fort Sackville was under British control. Thanks to General Clark, the Americans were able to gain control of a vast expanse of land that was almost the size of the original 13 colonies.
General Clark was also known for founding Louisville, Kentucky, and taking back several other forts that were controlled by the British.
While Fort Sackville no longer stands, the park is located where the fort was believed to be. As time went on, Fort Sackville’s location was lost, and there has been little evidence of where it was located in the past. In 1930, the memorial for George Rogers Clark was created to honor the victory over the British.