Lincoln in Lafayette
On these tracks Abraham Lincoln stopped in Lafayette and spoke those Unifying words on Feb 11, 1861 on his "Whistle Stop Tour" en route to Washington D.C. for his presidential inauguration.
In the early morning of May 1st 1865 citizens of Lafayette lined these tracks to mourn the loss to our nation as the Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train made its way to Springfield, Ill.
Dedicated in October to the citizens of Lafayette, Indiana as a lasting memorial and tribute to our rich history.
Erected 2015 by Tecumseh Jr. High School.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series lists.
Location. 40° 25.251′ N, 86° 53.512′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centennial Historic District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Lafayette - Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Forty - Niners (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Purple Heart Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Regarding Lincoln in Lafayette. From his speech at this stop: “While some of us may differ in political opinions, still we are all united in one feeling for the Union. We all believe in the maintenance of the Union, of every star and every stripe of the glorious flag, and permit me to express the sentiment that upon the union of the States, there shall be between us no difference.”
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on January 5, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. Photos: 1. submitted on January 5, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. 2. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. 3. submitted on January 5, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.