Near Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial
This Tablet marks the site of the First Home in Illinois of
- - 1831 - -
Stephen Decatur Chapter, NSDAR
Erected 1904 by Decatur Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. 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 1831.
Location. 39° 48.285′ N, 89° 5.888′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. The Boulder is located at the extreme end of the road into Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Whitley Mill and Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Lincoln CabinAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lincoln National Memorial Highway (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lincoln’s First Illinois Home (approx. 2.8 miles away); Getting There from Here (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
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