Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church
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 & Religion • Communications • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
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 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 . . .
1. Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincoln’s buggy and take a trip with Lincoln and his fellow lawyers on the job traveling Illinois as Circuit Lawyers. See all the Lincoln Circuit Markers (and a surprise or two), in the order of his travels while a member of the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District (of Illinois) during 1847-1857. Use the “First >>” button in the upper right to see these markers in sequence, starting from Springfield. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,182 times since then and 6 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.