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Pittsfield in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Commemorating

 
 
Commemorating Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
1. Commemorating Marker
Inscription. Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, who practiced at the Pike County Bar in early days and who spoke in this park in the Senatorial Campaign of 1858; John Hay, author of Pike County Ballads, diplomatist and Secretary of State 1898 - 1905, who received his academic education here; and John G. Nicolay, private secretary to President Lincoln, who edited the Whig Free Press published here prior to the Civil War.
 
Location. 39° 36.418′ N, 90° 48.332′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on East Washington Street west of Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield IL 62363, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pike County's Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Pike County (within shouting distance of this marker); Reuben Scanland House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mormontown Site (approx. 4.1 miles away); Earl C Smith (approx. 7.1 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); Atlas (approx. 10.9 miles away); Oldest Building in Pike County (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Commemorating Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
2. Commemorating Marker
Commemorating Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
3. Commemorating Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 3 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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