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Petersburg in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The New Salem Lincoln League

 
 
The New Salem Lincoln League Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, October 4, 2009
1. The New Salem Lincoln League Marker
Inscription. The New Salem Lincoln League Dedicates this Memorial in Honor of William Randolph Hearst Who in 1906 purchased the site of New Salem for the Old Salem Chautauqua Association. In 1918, with the consent of Mr. Hearst, this tract was transferred to the State of Illinois thereby fostering the restoration of the village where Lincoln Lived from 1831 to 1837. Erected August 19, 1951
 
Erected 1951 by The New Salem League.
 
Location. 39° 58.725′ N, 89° 50.812′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker can be reached from Illinois Route 97. Touch for map. This marker is located in front of the Visitor's Center. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg IL 62675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lincoln in Petersburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); R & D Frackelton General Store (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lincoln the Surveyor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
New Salem Visitor's Center image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, October 4, 2009
2. New Salem Visitor's Center
Marker is located in front of the visitor's center.
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Peter McCue (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Salem (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln's New Salem website. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. 360 Degree Tours. Follow the links for a 360 Degree tour of "Lincoln's New Salem". There are also other Lincoln locations to enjoy. (Submitted on January 2, 2011.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2010, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 23, 2010, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.   2. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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