Shelbyville in Shelby County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln-Thornton Debate / Lincoln Circuit
June 15, 1856
debated for and against
in our territories.
It was the initial speech that made
The Great Emancipator.
1847 - 1858
He practised law here
occupied a room in the hotel
then known as
Location. 39° 24.394′ N, 88° 47.432′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Illinois, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Illinois Route 16) and Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. On southeast corner of "Freedom Square" in full view of the Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Shelbyville IL 62565, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Commercial Pick-up Baler (here, next to this marker); Freedom Square (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District " Let's Debate " by John McClarey (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln - Thornton Debate (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Thornton (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveling the Circuit (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Shelbyville.
Also see . . . Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincolnís buggy and take a trip with Lincoln and his fellow lawyers on the job traveling Illinois as Circuit Lawyers. See all the Lincoln Circuit Markers (and a surprise or two), in the order of his travels while a member of the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District (of Illinois) during 1847-1857. Use the “First >>” button in the upper right to see these markers in sequence, starting from Springfield. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Civil Rights • Politics •
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