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

Great Western Railroad Depot

 
 
Great Western Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
1. Great Western Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. This depot, built in 1852, was the site of Abraham Lincoln's famous farewell address upon leaving Springfield on February 11, 1861, to assume the presidency of the United States.
 
Erected 1965 by Springfield Historical Sites Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.954′ N, 89° 38.544′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Monroe Street and 10th Street on E. Monroe 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. Great Western Depot (here, next to this marker); Lincolnís Farewell to Springfield (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Depot (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln-Era Fire Companies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florville's Barber Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln's Horse (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Beedle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henson Lyon House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Great Western Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
2. Great Western Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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