“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Temporary Tombs

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By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
1. Temporary Tombs Marker
Inscription.  Oak Ridge Cemetery's public vault, located at the base of the hill behind the Lincoln tomb, received the bodies of Abraham Lincoln and his son William on May 4, 1865. It would be some time before a permanent burial place would be prepared so the National Lincoln Monument Association constructed a temporary tome halfway up the hillside from the public vault. There the bodies of Abraham and the sons who died before him, Edward and William, were place in December 1865. Father and sons rested there until their removal on September 19, 1871, to the partially completed permanent Lincoln tombs.
Location. 39° 49.373′ N, 89° 39.334′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Avenue and W. Oak Street. Marker is in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Building the Lincoln Tomb (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Tomb (here, next to this marker);
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Reconstruction and Renovation (here, next to this marker); Some Exterior Features (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (here, next to this marker); The Temporary Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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