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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois

 
 
Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois Marker
Inscription. Near this site Abraham Lincoln christened the Town with the juice of a watermelon when the first lots were sold on August 27, 1853. President-Elect Lincoln spoke here, November 21, 1860, while traveling to Chicago, and Lincoln's Funeral Train stopped here, May 3, 1865, before completing the trip to Springfield.
 
Erected 1964 by Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Clubs, and Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 8.865′ N, 89° 21.812′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of North Chicago Street and Broadway Street, on the left when traveling north on North Chicago Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Centennial Park (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel C. Parks (about 500 feet away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
Long View - Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
2. Long View - Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois Marker
(about 600 feet away); Logan County Circuit Court (about 700 feet away); Lincoln Public Library (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
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It Took a Watermelon........ image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
3. It Took a Watermelon........
Wide View - - Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
4. Wide View - - Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois Marker
Old City of Lincoln - Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
5. Old City of Lincoln - Train Depot
The Old City of Lincoln Depot sits immediately behind the current depot. It is so over grown with greenery that getting a good photograph is difficult. What portion of the building is exposed reveals a pleasing structure.
Side View - - Old City of Lincoln - Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
6. Side View - - Old City of Lincoln - Train Depot
Other View - Old Depot image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
7. Other View - Old Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,387 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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