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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Great Western Railroad Depot

 
 
Great Western Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
1. Great Western Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  This depot, built in 1852, was the site of Abraham Lincoln's famous farewell address upon leaving Springfield on February 11, 1861, to assume the presidency of the United States.
 
Erected 1965 by Springfield Historical Sites Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1865.
 
Location. 39° 47.954′ N, 89° 38.544′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Monroe Street and 10th Street on E. Monroe 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. Great Western Depot (here, next to this marker); Lincoln’s Farewell to Springfield (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Depot (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln-Era Fire Companies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florville's Barber Shop
Great Western Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
2. Great Western Railroad Depot
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln's Horse (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Beedle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henson Lyon House (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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