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

Building the Lincoln Tomb

 
 
Building the Lincoln Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
1. Building the Lincoln Tomb Marker
Inscription. On April 24, 1865, several associates of Abraham Lincoln formed the National Lincoln Monument Association to raise funds for and build a fitting memorial over the president's grave. An 1868 competition chose the monument design of sculptor Larking G. Mead, Jr. A year later the association had raised more than $170,000 in donations, and construction began. President Ulysses S. Grant dedicated the tomb on October 15, 1874. the monument association managed the tomb until 1895, when the last of the members deeded the structure to the State of Illinois.
 
Location. 39° 49.373′ N, 89° 39.334′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Avenue and W. Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln's. Tomb (here, next to this marker); Temporary Tombs (here, next to this marker); Reconstruction and Renovation (here, next to this marker); Some Exterior Features
Lincoln Tomb Monument image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
2. Lincoln Tomb Monument
(here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (here, next to this marker); Receiving Vault (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincolnís Tomb (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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