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Ravenna in Portage County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Abraham Lincoln, Ravenna, Ohio

Train Stop

— Historic Site —

Abraham Lincoln, Ravenna, Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
September 28, 2012
1. Abraham Lincoln, Ravenna, Ohio Marker
Inscription.  At this site on February 15,1861 President - Elect Abraham Lincoln's inaugural train stopped at the Cleveland & Pittsburgh RR station to pick up Horace Y. Beebe of Ravenna. Beebe's convention vote had ensured Lincoln's Republican nomination in 1860.
Erected 1985 by Portage County Historical Society, in memory of Dudley S. Weaver.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRailroads & 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 1609.
Location. 41° 9.465′ N, 81° 14.853′ W. Marker is in Ravenna, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Adjacent to the Arby's Parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ravenna OH 44266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Etna House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portage County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1893 Ravenna Flagpole
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Benjamin Tappan, Jr. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ephraim Root (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rootstown (approx. 4.1 miles away); Kent State University (approx. 5 miles away); Kent and the Underground Railroad (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ravenna.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2012. This page has been viewed 1,315 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 30, 2012, by Gregory Trask of Kent, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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