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Boonville in Warrick County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln Came Often to Boonville

 
 
Full View - - Abraham Lincoln Came Often to Boonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
1. Full View - - Abraham Lincoln Came Often to Boonville Marker
Inscription.  While living with his father on a farm about seventeen miles from here, came often to Boonville to hear court trials and to borrow books from John A. Brackenridge.

From this corner Abraham Lincoln traveled North by ox-team on the Old Boonville - Petersburg - Vincennes Road when emigrating to Illinois in 1830.
 
Erected 1932 by Warrick County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 38° 2.991′ N, 87° 16.469′ W. Marker is in Boonville, Indiana, in Warrick County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street. Located on the North/East lawn of the Warrick County Courthouse in Boonville, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonville IN 47601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Abraham Lincoln Came Often to Boonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
2. Abraham Lincoln Came Often to Boonville Marker
James A. Hemenway (within shouting distance of this marker); Warrick County Desert Storm Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William L. Barker (within shouting distance of this marker); Warrick County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ratliff Boon (about 400 feet away); Newburgh Captured (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Telephone Audio Tour - - - Interesting image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
3. Telephone Audio Tour - - - Interesting
In checking this tour (#200) I found it to be centered on the Courthouse itself (nothing about Lincoln). But it is a good tour of the Courthouse ! !
Warrick County Courthouse -and- the Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
4. Warrick County Courthouse -and- the Abraham Lincoln Marker
(Click on the photo.) The marker can be seen under the center tree shown in this photo.
[Indeed the community activity for Warrick County at Boonville called "Square Flare" was enjoyable. The Barbecue Cook Off was good! So good, that I wore some home.]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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