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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
1. Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker
East Side
Inscription. [East Side]
"Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight" from poem by
Vachel Lindsay
Sculptor
Fred Martin Torrey 1884-1967
Born in Fairmont, West Virginia
Dedicated
June 20, 1974
Arch A. Moore, Jr. Governor

[South Side]
Abraham Lincoln created the state of West Virginia by proclamation and signature.
West Virginia joined the Union June 20, 1863

[West Side]
Funds for statue contributed by school children of West Virginia and other interested citizens.
 
Erected 1974.
 
Location. 38° 20.136′ N, 81° 36.759′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard 0.1 miles west of California Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the state capital. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker Taliaferro Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Deal In Your Community
Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
2. Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker
South Side
(about 400 feet away); Thomas J. Jackson (about 400 feet away); Executive Mansion (about 700 feet away); West Virginia Home Guards (about 800 feet away); "The West Virginia Coal Miner" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. GovernmentPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
3. Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker
West Side
Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
4. Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker
Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
5. Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker
Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
6. Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,837 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   6. submitted on November 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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