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Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church

 
 
Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  
Abraham Lincoln
1841 - 1861

Lincoln attended the Presbyterian Church at this location when he was in Danville attending court. He and Reverend Enoch Kingsbury were friends. Lincoln appointed Kingsbury Postmaster when he was elected President.
 
Erected 2005 by Vermilion County Museum Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
 
Location. 40° 7.591′ N, 87° 37.965′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Franklin Street and West North Street, on the left when traveling north on North Franklin Street. Located on the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temple / Danville USA (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Danville Friends
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Millstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Delivered an Impromptu Address (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danville's Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William Fithian Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Friend Forever (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  Historic First Presbyterian Danville, Illinois - where Lincoln worshipped. Founded March 7, 1829
A Church with a Heart in the Heart of the City (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Long View of Marker -and - the Current Church Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
2. Long View of Marker -and - the Current Church Building
Marker can be seen in the shrubs - just Left of the large window.
Church Corner Stones image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
3. Church Corner Stones
The current structure's corner stone notes September 30, 1891. - - - On top of this stone is the original structure's corner stone denoting 1853.
Long View of the - Current Church Structure image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
4. Long View of the - Current Church Structure
1835 Church image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Vermilion County Illinois Museum, circa Unknown
5. 1835 Church
"The Danville, Illinois First Presbyterian Church was established in 1835. Originally it was a small "clapboard" building... ...When Court was in Session, Abraham Lincoln attended worship services in the Church." (From: "Walking in Lincoln's Footsteps' by Vermilion County Illinois Museum)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,630 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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