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

Deskins Tavern

 
 
Deskins Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, June 10, 2012
1. Deskins Tavern Marker
Inscription. On this site Dr. John Deskins erected a tavern in 1836. Abraham Lincoln, David Davis and other lawyers frequently stayed overnight here while the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court was in session at the Postville Court House. The judge, lawyers, litigants, witnesses, jurors and prisoners often shared the same dining table.
 
Erected 1964 by the Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs and the Illinois Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.808′ N, 89° 22.836′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street (Business Interstate 55) and South Madison Street, on the right when traveling east on 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Postville Court House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Centennial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lincoln's Lincoln (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Lincoln House
Deskins Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, June 10, 2012
2. Deskins Tavern Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois (approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel C. Parks (approx. 0.9 miles away); This Lot was Owned by Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 343 times since then. 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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