Westville in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Lincoln Train in Westville
On Monday May 1, 1865, shortly before 8:00 a.m., the train bearing the body of President Lincoln stopped briefly at this site.
This marker, erected by the Westville Women's Club, honors the centennial anniversary of this event.
Erected 1965 by Westville Women's Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1899.
Location. 41° 32.508′ N, 86° 54.141′ W. Marker is in Westville, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Main Street and Monon Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westville IN 46391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinhook Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pinhook Bog (approx. 6.1 miles away); Door Village School (approx. 7.3 miles away); President Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral TrainDoor Village Fort (approx. 7.7 miles away); Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lustron Home (approx. 8.7 miles away); Edwin Way Teale (approx. 9.4 miles away).
Also see . . . The Lincoln Funeral Train in Indiana. Indiana History Blog entry (Submitted on December 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.