Woonsocket in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Abraham Lincoln 16th US President: 1860-1865
Born February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Hardin, Kentucky (now Larue, Kentucky).
On March 8, 1860, Edward Harris, Woonsocket's most prominent industrialist, abolitionist, and philanthropist invited Mr. Lincoln to speak in Woonsocket at Harris Institute Hall, located in today's city hall.
At this location, Lincoln disembarked from the train and entered the town before speaking at Harris Institute. He stayed overnight at Harris' mansion, "Oakley," in the North End of Woonsocket.
President Lincoln died April 15, 1865 in Washington, DC, assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre on Good Friday, April 14, 1865.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 1809.
Location. 42° 0.213′ N, 71° 30.781′ W. Marker is in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (Rhode Island Route 122) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on High Street. Located next to the Polar Express Station. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hachikō (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Harris Warehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woonsocket YMCA (about 400 feet away); Woonsocket Civil War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Woonsocket Spanish-American War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cross of Malta (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woonsocket.
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