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Near Janesville in Rock County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Route of Abraham Lincoln

1832 and 1859

 
 
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By Keith L, September 23, 2009
1. Route of Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription. Twice in his lifetime Abraham Lincoln is known to have traveled within sight of the Rock River east of this marker.

Lincoln passed this way July 2, 1832, as a private in a mounted company of Illinois militia accompanying forces under General Henry Atkinson during the Black Hawk War.

On October 1, 1859, Lincoln again passed this way after delivering a political address in Hanchett's Hall at the invitation of the Beloit Republican Club. He spoke the same evening in Janesville and spent the weekend as a guest in the home of William M. Tallman.

While following the Prairie Road between Beloit and Janesville in 1859 Lincoln pointed out to his companions the route taken by the army in pursuit of Black Hawk's band.
 
Erected 1960 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 93.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 35.638′ N, 89° 1.329′ W. Marker is near Janesville, Wisconsin, in Rock County. Marker is on U.S. 51 half a mile south of West Happy Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is across from the U.S. Highway 51 entrance to the Blackhawk Technical
Route of Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 23, 2009
2. Route of Abraham Lincoln Marker
College. Marker is at a small highway pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Janesville WI 53546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Prairie Grange Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away); Home of Governor Harvey (approx. 4.4 miles away); Burr Robbins Circus (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wisconsin's First Aviator (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Black Hawk War / Black Hawk's Grove (approx. 5.7 miles away); Roy Chapman Andrews (approx. 5.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 6 miles away); Janesville Tank Company (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Janesville.
 
Also see . . .  Abraham Lincoln. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 25, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesPoliticsWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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