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Atlanta in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Atlanta Public Library-Museum

 
 
Atlanta Public Library-Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, June 10, 2012
1. Atlanta Public Library-Museum Marker
Inscription. The Atlanta public library was founded in 1873 by public spirited citizens who realized the importance of books. In 1973, the museum was added for the purpose of preserving Atlanta's heritage. In 1979, this octagonal structure was listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Atlanta, founded in 1853 as Xenia, had Logan County's first bank in 1854. Abraham Lincoln traveled throughout this area and was well known by several of Atlanta's pioneer families. Lincoln attended the July 4, 1859 picnic at Turner's grove on the southeast edge of Atlanta and was presented a gold-handled cane by Sylvester Strong. In 1860, the initial “Wide-Awake” group supportive of Lincoln's presidential bid was organized in Atlanta. Lincoln's friends fired thirty-three cannon rounds when they heard the news of his nomination.
 
Erected 1983 by Friends of Historical Atlanta, Atlanta Rotary & Lions Clubs, and the Logan County Tourism Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 15.62′ N, 89° 13.937′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Race Street and SW Arch Street, on the left when
Atlanta Public Library-Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, June 10, 2012
2. Atlanta Public Library-Museum Marker
traveling north on Race Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta IL 61723, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois (approx. 10.4 miles away); Lincoln's Lincoln (approx. 10.4 miles away); Centennial Park (approx. 10.4 miles away); The Lincoln House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Samuel C. Parks (approx. 10.5 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 10.5 miles away); Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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