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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Deskins Tavern

 
 
Deskins Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, June 10, 2012
1. Deskins Tavern Marker
Inscription. On this site Dr. John Deskins erected a tavern in 1836. Abraham Lincoln, David Davis and other lawyers frequently stayed overnight here while the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court was in session at the Postville Court House. The judge, lawyers, litigants, witnesses, jurors and prisoners often shared the same dining table.
 
Erected 1964 by the Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs and the Illinois Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.808′ N, 89° 22.836′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street (Business Interstate 55) and South Madison Street, on the right when traveling east on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Postville Court House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Postville Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The William Maxwell Boyhood Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Niebuhr Family of Theologians (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Deskins Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, June 10, 2012
2. Deskins Tavern Marker
Stephen A. Douglas Speech (approx. 0.7 miles away); The First Poem by Langston Hughes (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Centennial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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