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

First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois

 
 
First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois Marker
Inscription. In March 1830 Abraham Lincoln came from Indiana with his family to settle here in Macon County at a place on the north side of the Sangamon River ten miles westerly from Decatur. The Lincolns built a log cabin and broke the sod to raise a crop of corn. On this site the family endured the famous terrible Winter of Deep Snow until March of 1831 when Abraham left to take a flatboat down the Mississippi and Thomas Lincoln moved to Coles County.
 
Location. 39° 48.294′ N, 89° 5.885′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Touch for map. Marker in "Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial" off of Lincoln Memorial Parkway. Take 'Park' road (good road - plenty of parkting) all the way to the end. Boulder will be all the way back - on the Left. 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 in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln (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
Wider View - - First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Wider View - - First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois Marker
(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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Long View - - First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Long View - - First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois Marker
Full View - - Marker - First Home Location image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
4. Full View - - Marker - First Home Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,628 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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