Painesville in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
paused in Painesville as his inaugural train carried him to Washington, DC. He walked from the platform of the train to a stand of railroad ties from which he addressed 5,000 people who had come to welcome the Illinois railsplitter.
Four years later, minute guns announced the arrival of the assassinated president's funeral train returning him to Springfield, Illinois via the identical route of the inaugural train. Early on the morning of April 28, 1865 a mourning community went to the depot on railroad street again to pay respects to Mr. Lincoln
Erected 1972 by Lake County Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 41° 43.488′ N, 81° 14.632′ W. Marker is in Painesville, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Painesville OH 44077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake County Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Painesville United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); United States of America Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker); They Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mentor Avenue Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Painesville City Hall (about 500 feet away); First Congregational Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Painesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 151 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.