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Steubenville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville

 
 
Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
1. Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville Marker
Inscription. Abraham Lincoln and his family stopped in Steubenville on February 14, 1861 on their way to Lincoln's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Traveling by train, once in Steubenville he departed the depot to address a large crowd of Ohioans and Virginians from a platform at Market and High Streets. When Judge W.R. Lloyd introduced him as the only person who could preserve the Union during this time of national crisis, President elect Lincoln electrified the attentive audience by eloquently speaking on the commitment to the Constitution by people from both sides of the Ohio River, on the differing opinions of what the Constitution means, and on the virtues of majority rule. Fifty-seven days later, the Civil War began. No one at the time knew that Steubenville native Edwin M. Stanton would become Lincoln's Secretary of War and that Stanton would give the immortal tribute at Lincoln's death in 1865 saying, "Now he belongs to the ages!"
 
Erected 2004 by Steubenville Rotary Club and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 21.584′ N, 80° 36.82′ 
Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville Marker
View of historical marker at it's location on the southeast corner of the Jefferson County Courthouse Square. The featured historical marker is the one on the far right of the picture.
W. Marker is in Steubenville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling south on North 3rd Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown business district, at the southeast corner of the Jefferson County Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Steubenville OH 43952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwin McMasters Stanton (here, next to this marker); Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Maine (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Steuben (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Land Office (about 500 feet away); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben (about 600 feet away); This Old Federal Land Office (about 600 feet away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Steubenville.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville Marker
A more distant view from across the street showing the historical marker situated in the southeast corner of the Jefferson County Courthouse Square, the featured marker being on the right side of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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