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Tallula in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mentor Graham

1800 - 1886

 

—Teacher of Abraham Lincoln —

 
Mentor Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
1. Mentor Graham Marker
Inscription.
"I think I may say that he was my scholar and I was his teacher." At New Salem, Lincoln read Graham's books and in 1833 studied grammar and surveying. Teacher in Kentucky and Illinois more than fifty years, Graham died in South Dakota. In 1933 his remains were removed here.
 
Erected 1955 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.59′ N, 89° 50.708′ W. Marker is in Tallula, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is on Illinois Route 97 0.1 miles south of Illinois Route 123. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallula IL 62688, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Salem (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sangamon River (about 800 feet away); Historic Tree (about 800 feet away); Prairie Land (about 800 feet away); Lincoln’s Store Partner (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx.
Mentor Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
2. Mentor Graham Marker
2˝ miles away); The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallula.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducation
 
Farmers Point Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
3. Farmers Point Cemetery
Mentor Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
4. Mentor Graham Marker
Mentor Graham's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
5. Mentor Graham's Grave
Mentor Graham's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
6. Mentor Graham's Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   6. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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