“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the U.S. in 1860. He received fewer than 2,000 votes in Virginia, most from present-day West Virginia. Lincoln preserved the Union, ended slavery, and played the decisive role in the admission of West Virginia to the Union, signing the statehood bill on December 31, 1862. Died on April 15, 1865. Lincoln County, created in 1867, was named in his honor.
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 15, 1865.
Location. 38° 20.12′ N, 81° 36.763′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard East (U.S. 60) east of Greenbrier Street, on the right when traveling east. It is in front of the state capitol. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
The State Capitol marker, at its new location, can be seen in the distance. The State Capitol marker had been originally installed on the pole now used by the Abraham Lincoln marker.
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Capitol (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker Taliaferro Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Deal In Your Community (about 400 feet away); Union Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away); Thomas J. Jackson (about 400 feet away); Executive Mansion (about 700 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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