Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln Takes a Stand
These Ohio speeches introduced Lincoln as a serious political figure outside of Illinois. This led to an invitation to speak at the Cooper Union in New York City, which made him known to the rest of the Republican Party and transformed him from a regional politician to a national leader. At the Republican Convention in May 1860, with Ohioís help Lincoln was nominated, and that Fall he won the election.
His presidency preserved the Union and ended slavery.
This statue is a gift from the Lincoln Society of Dayton – September 17, 2016
Erected 2016 by Lincoln Society of Dayton.
Location. 39° 45.598′ N, 84° 11.537′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main (Ohio Route 48) and West Third Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main. Touch for map. Marker/statue is part of the Courthouse Square complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 N Main St, Dayton OH 45402, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. "Justitiae Dedicata" (here, next to this marker); Daytonís First Church Bell (a few steps from this marker); "Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic" (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria Theater (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josephine and Hermene Schwarz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Also see . . . Lincoln sculpture unveiled at Daytonís Courthouse Square (Dayton Daily News, 9/17/2016). "An 11-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a beardless Abraham Lincoln was unveiled on Saturday on Daytonís Courthouse Square in front of Montgomery Countyís historic Old Court House....The statue depicts Lincoln before he became president and commemorates his speech in Dayton on the steps of the Old Court House on Sept. 17, 1859. " (Submitted on November 2, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.