“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ottawa in La Salle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Lincoln and Douglas Debate

Lincoln and Douglas Debate Marker image. Click for full size.
May 11, 2013
1. Lincoln and Douglas Debate Marker
This tablet marks the site
of the first
Lincoln and Douglas Debate
held August 21st, 1858.
Erected by Illini Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Ottawa, Illinois,
August 21st, 1908.

Erected 1908 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 41° 20.967′ N, 88° 50.493′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Illinois, in La Salle County. Marker is on Columbus Street (Illinois Route 71) 0 miles south of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Washington Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Lafayette St, Ottawa IL 61350, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate (a few steps from this marker); Washington Square (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Lincoln-Douglas Debate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln the Litigator (approx. 0.2 miles away); William D. Boyce (approx. 1.4 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2013. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 13, 2013. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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