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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mary Lincoln's Circle of Friends

 
 
Mary Lincoln's Circle of Friends Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
1. Mary Lincoln's Circle of Friends Marker
Inscription. Mary Lincoln formed lasting friendships with women in her neighborhood, including Julia Sprigg and Hanna Shearer, and exchanged a lively correspondence with many out-of-town relatives and friends.

Julia Sprigg lived in the house behind you and was a widow with children. Hannah Shearer only lived in the neighborhood for a year but corresponded with Mary throughout her life. Emilie Helm was Mary's favorite younger half-sister.

Photos
Mary Todd Lincoln 1846
Julia Sprigg, ca 1870
Emilie Todd Helm, 1860

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.813′ N, 89° 38.716′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on 8th Street just south of Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julia Sprigg House (here, next to this marker); Charles Corneau House (a few steps from this marker); Allen Miller House (a few steps from this marker); Sarah Cook House (a few steps from this marker); Charles Arnold House

Julia Sprigg's House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
2. Julia Sprigg's House
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad in Lincoln's Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Economic and Ethnic Diversity in Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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