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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Postville Park

 
 
Postville Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
1. Postville Park Marker
Inscription. In 1835 Russell Post, a Baltimore adventurer, laid out the town of Postville which became the first Logan County seat. The town square is now Postville Park. Here Abraham Lincoln and his friends played townball a predecessor of baseball, threw the maul a heavy wooden hammer, and pitched horseshoes.
 
Erected 1964 by The Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.805′ N, 89° 23.009′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on 5th Street west of South Washington Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deskins Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Postville Court House Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The William Maxwell Boyhood Home (approx. mile away); The Niebuhr Family of Theologians (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stephen A. Douglas Speech (approx.
Postville Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
2. Postville Park Marker
0.8 miles away); The First Poem by Langston Hughes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (approx. one mile away); Centennial Park (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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