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Near Tallula in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln’s Store Partner

 
 
Lincoln’s Store Partner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
1. Lincoln’s Store Partner Marker
Inscription.  William F. Berry, 1811 - 1835, is buried two miles west in the cemetery of Rock Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His father, the Rev. John M. Berry, founded the church in 1822. Abraham Lincoln and Berry were partners in a store at New Salem in 1832-1833. Berry was a corporal in Captain Abraham Lincoln's Company in the Black Hawk War.
 
Erected by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 55.427′ N, 89° 50.434′ W. Marker was near Tallula, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker was at the intersection of Illinois Route 97 and Rock Creek Avenue, on the right when traveling south on State Route 97. Marker is on the southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Tallula IL 62688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles
Lincoln’s Store Partner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
2. Lincoln’s Store Partner Marker
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of this location, measured as the crow flies. Mentor Graham (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Salem (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sangamon River (approx. 1˝ miles away); Historic Tree (approx. 1˝ miles away); Prairie Land (approx. 1˝ miles away); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 3.8 miles away); Clayville Tavern (approx. 4.9 miles away); Clayville (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallula.
 
Regarding Lincoln’s Store Partner. Text from the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Lincoln’s Store Partner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
3. Lincoln’s Store Partner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2022