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

First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial

 
 
First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.

Main Marker:

This Tablet marks the site of the First Home in Illinois of
Abraham Lincoln.
- - 1831 - -


Secondary Marker:

Rededicated
Stephen Decatur Chapter, NSDAR
1990

 
Erected 1904 by Decatur Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.285′ N, 89° 5.888′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Touch for map. The Boulder is located at the extreme end of the road into Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62521, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Whitley Mill and Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Lincoln Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lincoln National Memorial Highway
Rededication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Rededication Plaque
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Lincolnís First Illinois Home (approx. 2.8 miles away); Getting There from Here (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
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Marker Past the Tree image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Marker Past the Tree
Good road way and an easy walk. Take you bike and a picnic..
Closer View image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
4. Closer View
Left Side & Back image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
5. Left Side & Back
Back & Right End image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
6. Back & Right End
Right End & Front image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
7. Right End & Front
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,311 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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