Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lincoln at Stockton Hall
Campaigning for the Presidency of the United States, Abraham Lincoln crossed the Missouri River from St. Joseph to Elwood, Kansas Territory, on December 1, 1859. From there, he was driven in a horse-drawn buggy to Leavenworth.
On December 3, 1859, he spoke in Stockton Hall, then occupying this site. This speech was his first major political address that led to his nomination and subsequent election as President of the United States. Here Lincoln first proclaimed the principles incorporated in his famous speech at Cooper Institute, New York the following February.
Lincoln left leavenworth, December 7, 1859 and returned to his home in Springfield, Illinois.
Erected by City of Leavenworth.
Location. 39° 19.083′ N, 94° 54.833′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street (U.S. 73) and Delaware Street, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Delaware Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Offices of Russell, Majors, and Waddell (a few steps from this marker); Stockton Hall Knights of Columbus Hall (a few steps from this marker); Russell, Majors & Waddell (within shouting distance of this marker); Leavenworth Masonic Building Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cyclone Carry (about 300 feet away); Heritage Court / Celebration of the Midwest Family (about 300 feet away); Freedom Tree (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Leavenworth.
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln in Kansas. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Lincoln in Kansas. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Lincoln in Kansas. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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