“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Temporary Tombs

Temporary Tombs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
1. Temporary Tombs Marker
Inscription.  Oak Ridge Cemetery's public vault, located at the base of the hill behind the Lincoln tomb, received the bodies of Abraham Lincoln and his son William on May 4, 1865. It would be some time before a permanent burial place would be prepared so the National Lincoln Monument Association constructed a temporary tomb halfway up the hillside from the public vault. There the bodies of Abraham and the sons who died before him, Edward and William, were place in December 1865. Father and sons rested there until their removal on September 19, 1871, to the partially completed permanent Lincoln tombs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1865.
Location. 39° 49.378′ N, 89° 39.347′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Avenue and W. Oak Street. Marker is in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building the Lincoln Tomb (here, next to this marker); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (here, next
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to this marker); Some Exterior Features (a few steps from this marker); Reconstruction and Renovation (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Tomb (a few steps from this marker); The Temporary Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Temporary Tombs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
2. Temporary Tombs Marker
Marker is in the middle of the three markers in front of the left side of Lincoln's Tomb.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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