Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech
September 11, 1858
“Our reliance is in love of liberty
…Our defense is in the preservation
of the spirit which prizes liberty…”
Erected 1997 by Edwardsville Historic Preservation Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1851.
Location. 38° 48.75′ N, 89° 57.433′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Illinois Route 143) and St Louis Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Plaque is mounted to the right of the Main Street entrance to the Madison County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 N Main St, Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwardsville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwardsville National Bank Clock Ninian Edwards (about 700 feet away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Madison County Centennial Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); In grateful memory of the early settlers (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. ¼ mile away); First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.