Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech
September 11, 1858
“Our reliance is in love of liberty
…Our defense is in the preservation
of the spirit which prizes liberty…”
Erected 1997 by Edwardsville Historic Preservation Commission.
Location. 38° 48.75′ N, 89° 57.433′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Illinois Route 143) and St Louis Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Plaque is mounted to the right of the Main Street entrance to the Madison County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 N Main St, Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwardsville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwardsville National Bank Clock (about 600 feet away); Ninian Edwards (about 700 feet away); In grateful memory of the early settlers. (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. ¼ mile away); First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Stephenson House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.