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Elkhart in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House

 
 
Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
1. Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House Marker
Inscription.  Abraham Lincoln and later political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas, converse in front of Richard Latham's Kentucky House located on the southwest slope of what is known as Elkhart Hill. The Kentucky House was built by Latham (center) in 1828 on what was called the "Edwards Trace." The two story structure served as a stagecoach stop on the early stage routes from Springfield to Bloomington. Lincoln, Douglas, David Davis, and Lincoln's law partners, Stephen T. Logan and John T. Stuart were among those who stopped here. The Kentucky House was destroyed by fire in 1876.

This original work by Lloyd Ostendorf was sponsored by the Country Bumpkin of Elkhart, Illinois, in cooperation with the Logan County Abraham Lincoln Heritage Foundation 1972-1973.
 
Erected by Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County, Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Main Street Lincoln & Village of Elkhart.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRoads & Vehicles
Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
2. Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House Marker
Wide view with Elkhart Village Hall in background
. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 40° 1.201′ N, 89° 28.923′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Governor Oglesby Street and South Bogardus Street, on the right when traveling east on Governor Oglesby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart IL 62634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heritage Corner (here, next to this marker); Lincoln With John Dean Gillett (here, next to this marker); Route 66 in Elkhart (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elkhart Public Library (about 500 feet away); 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon (about 500 feet away); Elkhart, Illinois (approx. half a mile away); Elkhart Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart.
 
Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
3. Marker
Marker is next to two other markers at the corner of a public parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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