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La Harpe in Hancock County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln Was a Guest

 
 
Lincoln Was a Guest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 8, 2021
1. Lincoln Was a Guest Marker
Inscription.  On October 23, 1858, while campaigning for election to the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln was a guest in this home, then occupied by Calvin E. King.
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution (Rene Cossitt Jr. Chapter).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 23, 1858.
 
Location. 40° 34.944′ N, 90° 58.383′ W. Marker is in La Harpe, Illinois, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of South C Street and South First Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South C Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 S C St, La Harpe IL 61450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Runs For Senate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oatman Lilac Bush (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Simon Cemetery (approx. 7˝ miles
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away); Politics and Lincoln (approx. 11 miles away); Lincoln Spoke Here (approx. 11 miles away); Hamilton House (approx. 14.4 miles away); The "Old Jail" (approx. 14.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Harpe.
 
Lincoln Was a Guest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 8, 2021
2. Lincoln Was a Guest Marker
Marker is on private property
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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