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Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech

 
 
Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech Marker
Inscription. Lincoln mounted a stump by Harrell's Tavern facing this square, and defended the Illinois Whig Party candidates near this spot at age 21 in the Summer of 1830.

This statue erected Oct. 12, 1968 by the Decatur and Macon County Heritage Committee.
 
Erected 1970 by Stephen Decatur Chapter National Society D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.493′ N, 88° 57.337′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Main Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on northeast corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62521, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Macon County's First Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Us All Be United (within shouting distance of this marker); Choosing a President (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railsplitter Candidate (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Legacy
Right Side of Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Right Side of Statue
(about 700 feet away); Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic (about 700 feet away); The Transfer House (about 700 feet away); Music Please, Maestro (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
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Front - Long View of Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Front - Long View of Statue
Left Side of Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
4. Left Side of Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,761 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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