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Near Janesville in Rock County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Route of Abraham Lincoln

1832 and 1859

 
 
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Photographed By Keith L, September 23, 2009
1. Route of Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  Twice in his lifetime Abraham Lincoln is known to have traveled within sight of the Rock River east of this marker.

Lincoln passed this way July 2, 1832, as a private in a mounted company of Illinois militia accompanying forces under General Henry Atkinson during the Black Hawk War.

On October 1, 1859, Lincoln again passed this way after delivering a political address in Hanchett's Hall at the invitation of the Beloit Republican Club. He spoke the same evening in Janesville and spent the weekend as a guest in the home of William M. Tallman.

While following the Prairie Road between Beloit and Janesville in 1859 Lincoln pointed out to his companions the route taken by the army in pursuit of Black Hawk's band.
 
Erected 1960 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 93.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels
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. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1821.
 
Location. 42° 35.638′ N, 89° 1.329′ W. Marker is near Janesville, Wisconsin, in Rock County. Marker is on U.S. 51, half a mile south of West Happy Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is across from the U.S. Highway 51 entrance to the Blackhawk Technical College. Marker is at a small highway pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Janesville WI 53546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Afton Community Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); La Prairie Grange Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away); Home of Governor Harvey (approx. 4.4 miles away); Burr Robbins Circus (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wisconsin's First Aviator (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Black Hawk War / Black Hawk's Grove (approx. 5.7 miles away); Roy Chapman Andrews (approx. 5.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Janesville.
 
Also see . . .  Abraham Lincoln. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 25, 2009.)
Route of Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 23, 2009
2. Route of Abraham Lincoln Marker
 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,635 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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