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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln College

 
 
Lincoln College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
1. Lincoln College Marker
Inscription.  On Abraham Lincoln's last birthday, February 12, 1865, ground was broken for Lincoln University, now Lincoln College. The town proprietors, Robert B. Latham, John D. Gillett and Virgil Hickox, donated the tract of land for the original campus, and named the school in honor of their friend, Abraham Lincoln.
 
Erected 1964 by The Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 1865.
 
Location. 40° 9.302′ N, 89° 21.725′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on Keokuk Street west of Ottawa Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Poem by Langston Hughes (approx. half a mile away); Robert B. Latham Home (approx. half a mile away); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois
Lincoln College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
2. Lincoln College Marker
Statue of Abraham Lincoln in background.
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(approx. half a mile away); Lincoln's Lincoln (approx. half a mile away); Centennial Park (approx. half a mile away); The William Maxwell Boyhood Home (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln, Illinois (approx. half a mile away); The Lincoln House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Lincoln the Student image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
3. Lincoln the Student
Inscription: Abraham Lincoln I shall prepare myself, some day, my chance will come
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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