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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train

 
 
Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
1. Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train Marker
Inscription.  

May 3, 1865
9:00 A.M.


At this site, countless mourners stood in solemn witness as the Chicago & Alton Railroad Engine No. 58 arrived pulling the funeral train carrying the remains of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.
 
Erected 2010 by City of Springfield.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 39° 48.14′ N, 89° 39.102′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on South 3rd Street south of East Jefferson Street (Illinois Route 97), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Springfield Amtrak train station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 S 3rd St, Springfield IL 62701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Final Journey (within shouting distance of this marker); Brunwick's Billiard Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joshua Speed's Store
Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
2. Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train Marker
Marker is where the red arrow points
(about 600 feet away); Globe Tavern (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Globe Tavern (about 600 feet away); Stuart and Lincoln Law Office (about 600 feet away); The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotus (about 600 feet away); Lincoln's Last Law Office (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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