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Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech

 
 
Plaque at Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, December 1, 2011
1. Plaque at Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech
Inscription.
while campaigning for United States Senator
September 11, 1858
Edwardsville, Illinois

“Our reliance is in love of liberty
…Our defense is in the preservation
of the spirit which prizes liberty…”

 
Erected 1997 by Edwardsville Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 38° 48.75′ N, 89° 57.433′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Illinois Route 143) and St Louis Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Plaque is mounted to the right of the Main Street entrance to the Madison County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 N Main St, Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwardsville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwardsville National Bank Clock (about 600 feet away); Ninian Edwards (about 700 feet away); In grateful memory of the early settlers. (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. ¼ mile away);
Main Street entrance to Madison County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, December 1, 2011
2. Main Street entrance to Madison County Courthouse
Plaque located just right of doorway
In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. ¼ mile away); First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Stephenson House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Edwardsville.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Madison County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, October 8, 2011
3. Madison County Courthouse
View from intersection of Hillsboro Ave & Main St
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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