Troy in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
On his only visit to Kansas, he spoke in Troy, December 1, 1859, at the Court House located about 100 feet west of this site. It was reported that the Troy speech was a trial run of his Cooper Union speech in New York which propelled him to the Republican Presidential nomination in 1860.
Erected 2002 by Troy and Community Garden Club, Doniphan County Historical Society, and Others.
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 series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1813.
Location. 39° 47.21′ N, 95° 5.321′ W. Marker is in Troy, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Marker is on Walnut Street near Liberty Street, on the left when traveling east. Monument is adjacent to the Nelson Rogers House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 East Walnut Street, Troy KS 66087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walter C. Worman and George Larson (within shouting distance of this marker); Doniphan County Courthouse "Tall Oak" (about 300 feet away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 400 feet away); Melvin L. Schmidt, J.D. (about 400 feet away); Troy (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Troy (approx. 2 miles away); "Espyd. a wolf" (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
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Also see . . .
1. Lincoln in Kansas. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lincoln in Kansas. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.