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Bristol in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abraham Lincoln

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 3, 2015
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  On Feb. 21, 1861, the train carrying the President-elect from Springfield, Ill., to his Inauguration in Washington, D.C., stopped briefly near this point. Mr. Lincoln appeared on the rear platform and spoke to the assembled crowd, estimated at more than a thousand people.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable EventsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1808.
 
Location. 40° 5.893′ N, 74° 51.413′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Pond Street. The marker is behind Snyder-Girotti Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol PA 19007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); S/Sgt. James B. Boyle (about 300 feet away,
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 3, 2015
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
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measured in a direct line); Lock 3 (about 600 feet away); Lock 2 (about 800 feet away); Marker 19T (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bend before the End (approx. ¼ mile away); Lock 1 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Locktender's House at Lock 1 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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