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The First Visit of Abraham Lincoln

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2011
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  This tablet commemorates the first visit of Abraham Lincoln who arrived at this point on February 14, 1861 remaining in Pittsburgh a few hours enroute to Washington for his inauguration.
 
Erected 1917 by Woman's Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
 
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 Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1861.
 
Location. 40° 27.004′ N, 80° 0.291′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Federal Street and South Commons, on the right when traveling south on Federal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pittsburgh Platform (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Allegheny Market House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Taze Russell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (approx.
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2011
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
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0.2 miles away); Allegheny Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Free Public Library Building in the United States (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Forks," 1984 (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Piazza Lavoro" and "Mythic Source," 1984 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
More about this marker. Marker is attached to US Post Office building.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pittsburgh, Lincoln crossed paths in trip to D.C. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article February 13, 2011 (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Video - - "Abraham Lincoln Biography. . ." - (Courtesy - YouTube)::. (Submitted on February 15, 2013.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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