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Kewanee in Henry County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln in Kewanee

 
 
Abraham Lincoln in Kewanee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
1. Abraham Lincoln in Kewanee Marker
Inscription.  During the campaign for U.S. Senate in 1858, Abraham Lincoln arrived in Kewanee by train from Macomb the morning of October 27, 1858. Lincoln traveled by carriage to Toulon to deliver a speech before returning to Kewanee later the same day. Lincoln stayed the night in Kewanee, leaving on the train to Chicago the morning of the 28th. Before boarding the train, Lincoln delivered a speech to residents of Kewanee assembled at the railroad station. Lincoln's campaigning in the area was preceded by U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who spoke both in Toulon and in Kewanee at Cutter Hall on October 26, 1858.
 
Erected 2018 by Kewanee Historical Society • Kewanee Preservation Society • Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 27, 1858.
 
Location. 41° 14.582′ N, 89° 55.574′ W. Marker is in Kewanee
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, Illinois, in Henry County. Marker is on South Tremont Street south of West 1st Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 S Tremont St, Kewanee IL 61443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Woodland Palace” (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Great Sauk Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ryan Round Barn (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fraker's Grove (approx. 10.3 miles away); 1851 Carpentry Shop (approx. 10.4 miles away); Bishop Hill Colony Historic District (approx. 10.4 miles away); Lincoln in Stark County (approx. 10.8 miles away); Bishop Hill (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kewanee.
 
Also see . . .  The day Abe Lincoln spoke in Kewanee. Lincoln wasn't planning on campaigning in Kewanee. But when friend Thomas J. Henderson wrote to Lincoln that Douglas was scheduled to speak at nearby Toulon on Oct. 26, Lincoln rearranged his schedule. (Kewanee Star Courier, posted Oct. 24, 2020) (Submitted on July 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Abraham Lincoln in Kewanee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
2. Abraham Lincoln in Kewanee Marker
The Kewanee Public Library is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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