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Commemorating

 
 
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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. Marker is on the courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield IL 62363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of John Thomson Hodgen, M.D. and Henry Hodgen Mudd, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Pike County's Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Pike County
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By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
2. Commemorating Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mansion House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); John G. Nicolay (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Daniel H. Gilmer Home and Law Office. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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