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Wanatah in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

President Abraham Lincolnís Funeral Train

 
 
President Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 9, 2005
1. President Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train Marker
Inscription. On this spot where the Wanatah Station of the Monon Railroad once stood, the Lincoln funeral train made a brief stop on the morning of May 1, 1865 at approximately 7:40 a.m. The funeral train traveled 1,700 miles of its journey from Washington, DC to Springfield, Illinois, retracing the route taken by Abraham Lincoln on his original campaign trail to Washington.
 
Erected by Town of Wanatah.
 
Location. 41° 25.802′ N, 86° 54.01′ W. Marker is in Wanatah, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is on West Cross Street near North Illinois Street. Touch for map. At W. Cross and N. Illinois is a grain silo. The marker is in the park just to the southwest. Enter through the gravel lot west of the silos. Marker is in this post office area: Wanatah IN 46390, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lincoln Train in Westville (approx. 7.7 miles away); Site of Tassinong (approx. 8.6 miles away); Porter County (Indiana) Veterans (approx. 8.7 miles away); Old Sac Trail (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx.
Monon Caboose in the park (site of Monon Station). image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 9, 2005
2. Monon Caboose in the park (site of Monon Station).
8.8 miles away); Pinhook Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 9Ĺ miles away); La Salle in Indiana (approx. 10.7 miles away); Door Village School (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln Home National Historic Site. The only home that Lincoln owned is located in Springfield. It was from here that he left for the White House and to here that his body was returned. (Submitted on September 27, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.) 

2. Ford Theater National Historic Site. Here, John Wilkes Booth fired the fatal shot that killed President Lincoln. (Submitted on September 27, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.) 

3. President Abraham Lincoln Funeral Honor Guard. “An Honor Guard accompanied Lincoln's coffin to Springfield, Illinoirs. This is a list of the Veterans Reserve Corps members. These men were the only ones allowed to move the coffin from place to place during the long funeral journey.” (Submitted on February 27, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Downtown Wanatah from the Monon Station location. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 9, 2005
3. Downtown Wanatah from the Monon Station location.
Pony Truss bridge moved to the community park. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 9, 2005
4. Pony Truss bridge moved to the community park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,654 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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