Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech
This statue erected Oct. 12, 1968 by the Decatur and Macon County Heritage Committee.
Erected 1970 by Stephen Decatur Chapter National Society D.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 39° 50.493′ N, 88° 57.337′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Main Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Marker is on northeast corner of intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's First Speech (here, next to this marker); Lincoln on the Circuit (within shouting distance of this marker); Coming to IllinoisMacon County's First Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Us All Be United (within shouting distance of this marker); Choosing a President (within shouting distance of this marker); Wake Up, Lincoln! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Railsplitter Candidate (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
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