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Near Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincolnís First Illinois Home

 
 
Lincolnís First Illinois Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
1. Lincolnís First Illinois Home Marker
Inscription. On an eminence overlooking the Sangamon River three miles south of here stood the first home of Lincoln in Illinois. To this site came the Lincoln family in March, 1830. Here they lived until 1831, when the parents removed to Coles County and Abraham set out on his own career.
 
Erected 1934 by State of Illinois.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.709′ N, 89° 6.051′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is on Old Route 36 east of South Lincoln Memorial parkway (County Highway 27), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niantic IL 62551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln National Memorial Highway (here, next to this marker); First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.8 miles away); Whitley Mill and Dam (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of the Lincoln Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away);
Lincolnís First Illinois Home Marker <i>is on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
2. Lincolnís First Illinois Home Marker is on the right
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 4.8 miles away); A "Favorite" Lies Here (approx. 6.1 miles away); Getting There from Here (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Lincolnís First Illinois Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
3. Lincolnís First Illinois Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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