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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Deskins Tavern

 
 
Deskins Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, June 10, 2012
1. Deskins Tavern Marker
Inscription.  On this site Dr. John Deskins erected a tavern in 1836. Abraham Lincoln, David Davis and other lawyers frequently stayed overnight here while the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court was in session at the Postville Court House. The judge, lawyers, litigants, witnesses, jurors and prisoners often shared the same dining table.
 
Erected 1964 by the Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs and the Illinois Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 40° 8.808′ N, 89° 22.836′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street (Business Interstate 55) and South Madison Street, on the right when traveling east on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Postville Courthouse State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Abraham Lincoln
Deskins Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, June 10, 2012
2. Deskins Tavern Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Postville Court House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Postville Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mill on 66 (approx. ¼ mile away); The William Maxwell Boyhood Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Niebuhr Family of Theologians (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stephen A. Douglas Speech (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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