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

The Grave of Abraham Lincoln

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
1. The Grave of Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  This structure marks the graves of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four children. Members of the Lincoln family chose the site in May 1865. Planned and built in the years following the president's shocking death, the tomb remains an imposing symbol of the people's sorrow.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
 
Location. 39° 49.378′ N, 89° 39.348′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from Monument Avenue 0.3 miles from West Oak Ridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Monument Avenue, Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temporary Tombs (here, next to this marker); Building the Lincoln Tomb (here, next to this marker); Some Exterior Features (a few steps from this marker); Reconstruction and Renovation (a few steps
The Grave of Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
2. The Grave of Abraham Lincoln Marker
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from this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Tomb (a few steps from this marker); The Temporary Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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