Tallula in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1800 - 1886
—Teacher of Abraham Lincoln —
"I think I may say that he was my scholar and I was his teacher." At New Salem, Lincoln read Graham's books and in 1833 studied grammar and surveying. Teacher in Kentucky and Illinois more than fifty years, Graham died in South Dakota. In 1933 his remains were removed here.
Erected 1955 by Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 39° 56.59′ N, 89° 50.708′ W. Marker is in Tallula, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is on Illinois Route 97 0.1 miles south of Illinois Route 123. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallula IL 62688, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Salem (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sangamon River (about 800 feet away); Historic Tree (about 800 feet away); Prairie Land (about 800 feet away); Lincoln’s Store Partner (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tallula.
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