Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Hamilton Speech
Abraham Lincoln was accompanied to Ohio by his wife Mary and son Tad. His host on the trip was John A. Gurley, a Cincinnati congressman. Lincoln and Gurley together on the speech platform caused some laughter. At six feet four inches, Lincoln towered over Gurley. Lincoln took note, saying "My friends, this is the long of it," pointing to himself, "and this is the short of it," placing a hand on Gurley's head.
Erected 2009 by City of Hamilton & The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 28-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 23.923′ N, 84° 33.544′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of North Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (U.S. 127) and High Street, on the left when traveling north on North Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cosmopolitan No. 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Butler County Courthouse Beckett Homesite (approx. ¼ mile away); Lentil Park (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hollow Earth Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Lane-Hooven House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lane Public Library / Clark Lane (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.