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

Postville Park

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
1. Postville Park Marker
Inscription.  In 1835 Russell Post, a Baltimore adventurer, laid out the town of Postville which became the first Logan County seat. The town square is now Postville Park. Here Abraham Lincoln and his friends played townball a predecessor of baseball, threw the maul a heavy wooden hammer, and pitched horseshoes.
 
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: Settlements & Settlers. 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 year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 40° 8.805′ N, 89° 23.009′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on 5th Street west of South Washington Street, on the left 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. Judge Davis and Lincoln at Deskins Inn (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deskins Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln at Postville
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By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
2. Postville Park Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Postville Courthouse State Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Postville Court House Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roadside Attractions (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mill on 66 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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