Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln Delivered an Impromptu Address
Erected 1926 by Governor Bradford Chapter, Daughters of the 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 Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists.
Location. 40° 7.641′ N, 87° 38.136′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Gilbert Street and Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling north on North Gilbert Street. Marker is on the grounds of the original Vermilion County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 North Gilbert Street, Danville IL 61832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Millstone (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Dr. William Fithian Home (within shouting distance of this marker); A Friend ForeverAbraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aircraft in Honor of Chanute Air Force Base (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Regarding Abraham Lincoln Delivered an Impromptu Address. From 1841 to 1859, Abraham Lincoln practiced law in Danville. In 1852, he established a local law firm with Ward Hill Lamon. This was Lincoln's only permanent law office on the circuit. While on his senatorial campaign in September of 1858, Lincoln stepped through a window onto a balcony at the home of his longtime friend, William E. Fithian. Standing in his stocking feet, Lincoln proceeded to give a speech to the residents of Danville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,825 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. 4. submitted on March 28, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 5. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.