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President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana

 
 
President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
1. President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker
close up, showing text, Side A
Inscription. (Side A)
The nine-car funeral train for President Abraham Lincoln departed Washington, D.C. on April 21, 1865. It arrived in Urbana on April 29 at 10:40p.m. Urbanaís citizens erected an arch of evergreens and flowers near the station west of Main Street. A large crowd of mourners received the train. The arch was hastily removed, too narrow to allow the trainís passage. Other memorial gestures included a large cross, entwined with evergreen wreathes.
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(Side B)
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The cross was mounted on the station platform under the direction of the President of Ladies Soldiers Aid Society, Mrs. Milo G. Williams. Forty citizens of different churches sang “Go to Thy Rest”. Ten young ladies entered the funeral car and strewed flowers on Lincolnís coffin. The train departed, heading west across the Mad River Valley, through Rice, Westville, and up the Blue Hill to St. Paris. On May 3, the train reached Springfield, Illinois; the Presidentís funeral was May 4.
 
Erected 2012 by The Ultra-Met Company, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society, Champaign County Republican Party-Friends of Urbana. (Marker
President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
2. President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker
close up, showing text; Side B
Number 31-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.872′ N, 83° 45.13′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 68) and Fyffe Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Located on the Simon Kenton Trail (old Pennsylvania RR right-of-way), now Ohio Bicycle Route 3, about 150 ft SW of Fyffe Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 641 North Main Street, Urbana OH 43078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hull's Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Council of 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Champaign County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); This tablet mark's the Site of Doolittle's Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simon Kenton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Champaign County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Urbana.
 
More about this marker. The Urbana marker is the third of four similar
President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
3. President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker
full view, Side A
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President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
4. President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker
full view of marker; Side B
President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
5. President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana Marker
marker can be seen at a distance. The four marker in this series was published in 2008 by Wm. Fisher, Jr. There may be some confusion due to the series numbers being incorrectly set on the markers, both the Woodstock and the St Paris markers are numbered 24- 11
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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