Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech
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 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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