Petersburg in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The New Salem Lincoln League
The New Salem Lincoln League Dedicates this Memorial in Honor of William Randolph Hearst Who in 1906 purchased the site of New Salem for the Old Salem Chautauqua Association. In 1918, with the consent of Mr. Hearst, this tract was transferred to the State of Illinois thereby fostering the restoration of the village where Lincoln Lived from 1831 to 1837. Erected August 19, 1951
Erected 1951 by The New Salem League.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 39° 58.725′ N, 89° 50.812′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker can be reached from Illinois Route 97. This marker is located in front of the Visitor's Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg IL 62675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lincoln in Petersburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); R & D Frackelton General Store (approx. 2.2 Lincoln the Surveyor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 2.2 miles away); Peter McCue (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Salem (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . . Lincoln's New Salem. Website homepage (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2010, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 23, 2010, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. 2. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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