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Morganfield in Union County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lincoln Spoke Here

 
 
Lincoln Spoke Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Lincoln Spoke Here Marker
Inscription. Abraham Lincoln's only political speech in his native state, here, 1840, at age 31. An elector from Illinois, he campaigned for Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. From Shawneetown, across river, Lincoln led parade. Young ladies rode on floats drawn by white horses. Cannon for salute burst upon firing. Its breech is at Kentucky Historical Society.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1329.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.021′ N, 87° 55.028′ W. Marker is in Morganfield, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is on South Morgan Street (U.S. 60) south of Main Street (State Route 130), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the east side of the Union County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Morgan Street, Morganfield KY 42437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County, 1811 (a few steps from this marker); Forrest Reconnoitered (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Huston
Lincoln Spoke Here Marker is in the background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Lincoln Spoke Here Marker is in the background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Earle C. Clements (approx. half a mile away); Baseball Great (approx. 2.2 miles away); Nally Spa (approx. 2.9 miles away); Richards Home Site (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Robert E. Lee Won with Sturgis Coal (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morganfield.
 
Regarding Lincoln Spoke Here. George W. Riddell and other Whig supporters heard him and persuaded him to speak at a rally they had planned in Morganfield. History does not record what he said.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
 
Lincoln Spoke Here at the Union County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. Lincoln Spoke Here at the Union County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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