Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Welcome to the Park!
As you walk through the park, use your imagination to fill the now empty lots with houses, barns, and other outbuildings that are no longer there. Imagine a landscape with streets that are much wider, deeper, and at various times either dust or mud filled. Hear the many dialects, languages, and accents as the neighbors would converse. Smell the variety of ethnic foods that would be cooking, wafting out of the open windows. Imagine the sounds of the songs and music coming from the parlors of the homes. See the never-ending comings and goings of the members of this vibrant and diverse community going about their daily business.
As you walk in the footsteps of these long-gone people, you can
Lower Right: The Remann family were very good friends of the Lincoln family. Josephine (Josie) Remann (pictured) was called Lincoln's favorite, almost a stand-in daughter. She and her husband moved into the Lincoln Home in 1897 as custodians of the home. She remained there taking care of the Lincoln Home until her death in 1918. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Erected by Lincoln Home National Historic Site - National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1844.
Location. 39° 47.837′ N, 89° 38.755′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from East Jackson Street, 0.1 miles east of South 7th Street. The marker is located at the west entrance to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site by the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 South 7th 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. A Springfield Kitchen Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Daily Life in 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); What Did Abraham Lincoln Eat?"My Hand will Never be Given where my Heart is Not." (within shouting distance of this marker); A Place to Call Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The People Lincoln Knew (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Long Road to Washington (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 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.