Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln’s Farewell to Springfield
February 11, 1861
Erected 1915 by Springfield Chapter, Ill. Daughters American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American RevolutionFormer U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 1861.
Location. 39° 47.96′ N, 89° 38.543′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Monroe Street and 10th Street (railroad), on the right when traveling east on E. Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 930 E Monroe St, Springfield IL 62701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Western Depot (a few steps from this marker); Great Western Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Depot (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln-Era Fire Companies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florville's Barber Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln's Horse (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Beedle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henson Lyon House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Lincoln's Handwritten Speech. After giving the speech and the train was on its way, Lincoln attempted to write out his parting speech. The train's jolting motion prevented him from finishing it so he handed the note pad to John Nicolay, his secretary, who then finished (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 3,375 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. 3. submitted on March 5, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.