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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Julia Sprigg House

 
 
Julia Sprigg House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
1. Julia Sprigg House Marker
Inscription. Mrs. Sprigg, a widow, purchased this house in 1853 and used it as a residence for herself and her children until 1869.

She became close friends with her neighbor, Mrs. Lincoln; Mrs. Sprigg's daughter often babysat for the younger Lincoln boys.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.813′ N, 89° 38.716′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on 8th Street just south of Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Lincoln's Circle of Friends (here, next to this marker); Charles Corneau House (a few steps from this marker); Allen Miller House (a few steps from this marker); Sarah Cook House (a few steps from this marker); Charles Arnold House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad in Lincoln's Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Economic and Ethnic Diversity in Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings

 
Julia Sprigg House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
2. Julia Sprigg House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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