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Westville in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lincoln Train in Westville

Historical Marker

 
 
The Lincoln Train in Westville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
1. The Lincoln Train in Westville Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
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 Train
The Lincoln Train in Westville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
2. The Lincoln Train in Westville Marker
Now abandoned, the railroad tracks ran north-south through the site where the marker now stands
(approx. 7.7 miles away); Door 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 day Lincoln's funeral train passed through LaPorte County. By the official LaPorte County Historian. (Submitted on September 25, 2014.) 
 
The Lincoln Train in Westville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
3. The Lincoln Train in Westville Marker
View to north across W. Main Street
View to east towards downtown Westville image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
4. View to east towards downtown Westville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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