Near Lerna in Coles County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Here on January 31, 1861, President-Elect Abraham Lincoln visited his stepmother, Mrs. Sarah Bush Lincoln and her daughter Mrs. Reuben Moore (Matilda Johnston). This was his last visit to Coles County before leaving Illinois for his inauguration. Mrs. Lincoln returned with him to Charleston that night and their farewells were said the next morning.
Erected 1955 by Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 39° 23.755′ N, 88° 12.667′ W. Marker is near Lerna, Illinois, in Coles County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway Road south of County Route 150N, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lerna IL 62440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Reuben Moore Home (here, next to this marker); The Last Lincoln Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lincoln's Care for His Family (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rally After the Debate / Lincoln in Coles County (approx. 7.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Coles County - - Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Coles County War Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Lincoln's Last Visit / The Debaters in Mattoon (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lerna.
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