Tolono in Champaign County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stop
Erected 1932 by Alliance Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution Urbana, Champaign and citizens of Tolono.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, 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 11, 1771.
Location. 39° 59.075′ N, 88° 15.798′ W. Marker is in Tolono, Illinois, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Long Street (U.S. 45) and West Strong Street, on the left when traveling south on N. Long Street. Marker is near the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tolono IL 61880, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln in Tolono (here, next to this marker); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 4.7 miles away); Henry Sadorus (approx. 4.7 miles away); Illini Supersweet Corn (approx. 8.7 miles away); Anthropology and Society (approx. 8.7 miles away); Champaign's Lincoln (approx. 9.3 miles away); The First Congregational Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); Lincoln & Photography (approx. 9.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Video - - "Abraham Lincoln Biography. . ." - (Courtesy - YouTube)::. (Submitted on February 15, 2013.)
1. Lincolm Marker atTolono Station
Am not familiar with both the station as shown and the quotation on commemorative marker. The departure of then President-elect Abraham Lincoln enroute to Washington was at the station in Springfield. Are these two, separate events; the one identified with his presidency and the other with his first trip to Washington as a Congressman?
Editor's Note: Lincoln traveled through Tolono several times, as Tolono was junction of the Great Western and Illinois Central Railroads. While he also
— Submitted March 26, 2010, by Edwin Yosef Vogt of City of Little Falls, New York 13365, Herkimer County, New York State.
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