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Fletcher in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln's Funeral Car

"United States"

— 1809 - 1865 —

 
 
Lincoln's Funeral Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 5, 2019
1. Lincoln's Funeral Car Marker
Inscription.  
Commemorating Passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train
On its 13 day journey, carrying the body of Pres. Abraham Lincoln to Springfield, Ill.
The train passed through Fletcher at midnight April 28, 1865

 
Erected 2019 by The Troy Foundation, Miami County Foundation, Piqua Community Foundation, Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society, Troy Main Street, Miami County Visitors Bureau.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 40° 8.269′ N, 84° 6.736′ W. Marker is in Fletcher, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of South Walnut Street (Ohio Route 589) and West Street, on the right when traveling south on South Walnut Street. Marker is at the crossing of the former Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 681 South Walnut Street, Fletcher OH 45326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dilbone Massacre (approx. 1.6 miles away); Brown Township School District #6 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Brigadier General John Webb (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lena (approx. 4.4 miles away); J. Scott Garbry (approx. 4.6 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 4.9 miles away); Piqua's Early African-American Heritage (approx. 6.6 miles away); Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Additional commentary.
1. About the Marker
This marker, and several others, are due to the work of local Railroad Historian, Scott Troetel.
    — Submitted October 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.
 
Lincoln's Funeral Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 5, 2019
2. Lincoln's Funeral Car Marker
Marker as seen from a distance, grain elevator in background, on route of former Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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