Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Samuel C. Parks
Parks was a delegate to the first National Republican Convention in 1856 at which Abraham lincoln received 110 votes for the nomination of Vice President. Parks also worked to secure lincoln's nomination for President in 1860. In 1861 President lincoln appointed Parks the Territorial judge of the Wyoming Territory, and he would be appointed by other Presidents into several judgeships across the country. Parks chaired the first formal observance of memorial Day in Logan County in 1868. In 1911, Logan County Judge lawrence Stringer cited Parks "as one of the few remaining examples of the old school of public men whose stock in trade was their ability, integrity, and pure patriotism."
Erected by Logan County Historical Markers.
Location. 40° 8.783′ N, 89° 21.778′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Kickapoo Street, Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Logan County Circuit Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (within shouting distance of this marker); This Lot was Owned by Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lincoln House (about 400 feet away); Centennial Park (about 500 feet away); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois (about 500 feet away); Lincoln's Lincoln (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
Also see . . .
1. Samuel C. Parks: A. Lincoln's Distinguished Law Partner and Political Ally in Lincoln, Illinois. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Locating Parks' law office. The true location of the office Abraham Lincoln shared with prominent local attorney Samuel Parks was unknown until a scrapbook turned up in the summer of 2003. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincoln’s buggy and take a trip with Lincoln and his fellow lawyers on the job traveling Illinois as Circuit (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Government • Notable Persons • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,897 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.