Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Temporary Vault
"It stood on the brow of the hill, about fifty yards northeast of the monument. It was removed late in the Autumn of 1871, and the site where it stood graded down about fifteen feet."
John Carroll Power, 1889
Custodian of the Lincoln Tomb, 1874-1894
The temporary vault held the bodies of President Abraham Lincoln and his sons Edward and William from December 1865 until September of 1871, when they were moved to the partially completed tomb. A granite marker indicates the site of the temporary vault.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1865.
Location. 39° 49.409′ N, 89° 39.34′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from Monument Avenue 0.3 miles north of West Oak Ridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Monument Avenue, Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Resting Place of Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); This Vault (within shouting distance of this Reconstruction and Renovation (within shouting distance of this marker); Some Exterior Features (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Lincoln Tomb (within shouting distance of this marker); Temporary Tombs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2020. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 9, 2020. 2. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. 3. submitted on January 10, 2020.