Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Economic and Ethnic Diversity in Springfield
On Lincoln's own street, occupations ranged from an elected state official to washer women; income levels varied widely; and houses ranged in size from modest dwellings to spacious two-story houses, such as the Lincoln Home.
According to the 1860 Census, Springfield's residents included Irish, German, Portuguese, and African Americans.
By the time Lincoln left Springfield in 1861, Illinois typified a border state, with a slave-holding tradition, a desire to preserve the Union, and a mixed population of both northerners and southerners.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition,
Location. 39° 47.8′ N, 89° 38.702′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Underground Railroad in Lincoln's Neighborhood (here, next to this marker); A Lot of Activism in the Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); Sarah Cook House (a few steps from this marker); Politics in the Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); Allen Miller House (a few steps from this marker); Henson Robinson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse K. Dubois House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Lincoln's Circle of Friends (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.