Westfield in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Lincoln-Bedell Statue Park
Established July 10, 1999
The statues are the work of sculptor Don Sottile, a native of Westfield. The bronze casting took place at the Fireworks Foundry, Penn Yann, upstate New York.
Westfield is most grateful to town historian Billie Dibble for the inspiration and Dr. Kent L. Brown for guiding the project through to completion.
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, and the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1868.
Location. 42° 19.321′ N, 79° 34.704′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield NY 14787, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); McClurg Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church and Society (about 500 feet away); The Mack House (approx. ¼ mile away); Harriet Campbell-Taylor House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Settlers of Portland, Westfield & Ripley (approx. 0.6 miles away); These Concord Grape Vines (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westfield.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Grace Bedell Billings at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 23, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Advice of a Little Girl. (Submitted on May 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Abraham Lincoln meets Grace Bedell. (Submitted on May 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.