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Sterling in Whiteside County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln in Sterling

 
 
Lincoln in Sterling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. Lincoln in Sterling Marker
Inscription. On July 18, 1856, Abraham Lincoln spent the night in this house as the guest of William Manahan. Lincoln had been invited by Robert Lange Wilson to address a John C. Fremont rally in Sterling. Wilson was a member of the famous Long Nine of the Illinois legislature during the 1830's.
 
Erected 1966 by Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 47.415′ N, 89° 41.211′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Illinois, in Whiteside County. Marker is on East Third Street east of 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 East Third Street, Sterling IL 61081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Illinois and Mississippi Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool (approx. 9.8 miles away); Dixon Historic Center (approx. 11.1 miles away); Dixon Public Library (approx. 11.1 miles away); First Christian Church
Lincoln in Sterling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. Lincoln in Sterling Marker
(approx. 11.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Galena Road (approx. 13 miles away); Lincoln in Polo (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Lincoln in Sterling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. Lincoln in Sterling Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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