Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Finding the Biggest Man
Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln has always been fascinated with advances
[Top] The image of Abraham Lincoln, done by E.A. Barnwell may have been lost to posterity except for the photographer's daughter, Grace R. Barnwell. A retired elementary school teacher, Grace Barnwell walked into the Decatur Public Library in November 1947 and gave the only known photographic print to the Library, explaining that she wanted the photograph returned to the city where her father had taken it. Courtesy of Decatur Public Library
[Bottom, left] Abraham Lincoln Courtesy of the City of Decatur, Lincoln Heritage
[Bottom, right] Abraham Lincoln Courtesy of the City of Decatur, Lincoln Heritage Project
Erected by Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition City of Decatur, Lincoln Heritage Development.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Looking for Lincoln series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1860.
Location. 39° 50.508′ N, 88° 57.256′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is on North Water Street north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on a utility building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 N Water St, Decatur IL 62523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Railsplitter Candidate (within shouting distance of this marker); Wake Up, Lincoln! (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Legacy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic (about 300 feet away); Choosing a President (about 300 feet away); Abraham Lincoln's First Political SpeechLincoln's First Speech (about 400 feet away); The Transfer House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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