Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln Oak Memorial
On the right is a reproduction of a plaque attached to the original Lincoln Oak Tree. Under that oak, it is said Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas gave speeches between 1855 and 1860. The original oak died and was cut down in 1977. The oak now standing was planted in 1980, in honor of the original tree. The plaque once attached to the Lincoln Oak is on display at the McLean County Historical Society.
"I have heard Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, at different times, speak from a platform erected under the shade of this tree. This historic spot was then a part of Dimmetts Grove."
Adlai E. Stevenson
April 17, 1914
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 40° 28.538′ N, 88° 59.113′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on East Jackson Street east of South Clayton Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the grounds of the Vrooman Mansion. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Matthew and Julia Scott House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home of Julia Green Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Eliel & Malinda Barber Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom and Henry C. Johnson House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George H. & Clara Bruner Cox House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phillip & Sophia Young House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John & Matilda Heffernan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augustus & Jennie Elbe House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.