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Tallula in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mentor Graham

1800 - 1886

 

— Teacher of Abraham Lincoln —

 
Mentor Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
1. Mentor Graham Marker
Inscription.  
"I think I may say that he was my scholar and I was his teacher." At New Salem, Lincoln read Graham's books and in 1833 studied grammar and surveying. Teacher in Kentucky and Illinois more than fifty years, Graham died in South Dakota. In 1933 his remains were removed here.
 
Erected 1955 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducation. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 39° 56.59′ N, 89° 50.708′ W. Marker is in Tallula, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is on Illinois Route 97 0.1 miles south of Illinois Route 123. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallula IL 62688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Salem (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sangamon River (about 800 feet away); Historic Tree (about 800 feet away); Prairie Land
Mentor Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
2. Mentor Graham Marker
(about 800 feet away); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lincoln in Petersburg (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallula.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. William Mentor Graham
 
Farmers Point Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
3. Farmers Point Cemetery
Mentor Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
4. Mentor Graham Marker
Mentor Graham's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
5. Mentor Graham's Grave
Mentor Graham's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
6. Mentor Graham's Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on October 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   6. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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