Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine
Upper Left: President Taft visiting the Lincoln Home on Lincoln's birthday, February 12, 1911, the first sitting U.S. President to do so.
Middle Left: School group, ca. 1877
Lower Left: Lincoln Home backyard, October 16, 1889, during the dedication of the Lincoln Homestead State Site and US. flag raising during Civil War ex-POW reunion.
Lower Middle: Tour bus, ca. 1950.
Upper Right: Lincoln Home decorated for Lincoln's funeral and burial, May 1865.
Since the Mid-19th Century Millions of People Have Visited the Lincoln Home.
Do you know of a relative or friend who has visited? Who are you visiting the Lincoln Home with today?
Erected by Lincoln Home National
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 1911.
Location. 39° 47.819′ N, 89° 38.715′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of South 8th Street and East Jackson Street, on the right when traveling south on South 8th Street. The marker is located south of the intersection along the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 South 8th Street, 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. Charles Corneau House (here, next to this marker); Julia Sprigg House (a few steps from this marker); Mary Lincoln's Circle of Friends (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine (a few steps from this marker); Charles Arnold House (a few steps from this marker); Allen Miller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Cook House (within shouting distance of this marker); "My Hand will Never be Given where my Heart is Not." (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.