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Zionsville in Boone County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln's Stop in Zionsville, Indiana

 
 
Lincoln's Stop in Zionsville, Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
1. Lincoln's Stop in Zionsville, Indiana Marker
On the South end of Lincoln Park sits this marker. Lincoln Park is a small pocket park. It is one block long and about half a block wide. It has many shade trees and features that allow the community and visitors a place to enjoy themselves and the Town. The park was named to honor Abraham Lincoln's stop in Zionsville on February 11, 1861.
Inscription. Abraham Lincoln enroute to Washington as President Elect on February ll, 1861 addressed the Citizens of Zionsville at the Railroad Depot which stood on this site.
 
Erected 1956 by Zionsville Lions Club.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.045′ N, 86° 15.754′ W. Marker is in Zionsville, Indiana, in Boone County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South First Street and West Oak Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Inside "Lincoln Park" sits the marker a few steps off the sidewalk. Marker is in this post office area: Zionsville IN 46077, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Zionsville Founded in 1852 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patrick H. Sullivan (about 700 feet away); Michigan Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indiana School for the Blind (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Central Canal (approx. 8.6 miles away); Toll House - Michigan Road (approx.
Zionsville First Railroad Station Location. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
2. Zionsville First Railroad Station Location.
At the North/East corner of Lincoln Park was the "Site of first Railroad Depot 1853. Erected in memory of C. C. "Budy" Faulkner." The first Depot was located in the middle of Cedar Street and South First Street. It had to be moved to correct problems of traffic and passenger protection.
8.6 miles away); Hinkle Fieldhouse (approx. 9 miles away); Rhodes Family Incident (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zionsville.
 
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1. The Village Heritage. "In 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincolnís train passed through Zionsville carrying him from his home in Illinois to his inauguration, it stopped briefly at Zionsville. Mr. Lincoln stepped onto the bunting-draped rear platform of the train and spoke briefly to the assembled crowd. The site was later commemorated in his honor as Lincoln Park." (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Video - - "Abraham Lincoln Biography. . ." - (Courtesy - YouTube)::. (Submitted on February 15, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
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Marker at a distance in Lincoln Park. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
3. Marker at a distance in Lincoln Park.
Looking south - West Oak Street can be seen behind the Marker. Parking is free and easy on South First Street.
Zionsville Railroad Station. image. Click for full size.
By Circa 1870
4. Zionsville Railroad Station.
In 1861 Zionsville population was 360 people. It grew up with the railroad as part of its down town location.
Water fountain in Lincoln Park. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
5. Water fountain in Lincoln Park.
The fountain and benches are mid way through the small park. South Second Street is directly behind the fountain.
Lincoln Park Band Stand. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
6. Lincoln Park Band Stand.
Set up for a wedding at time of photo! The band stand was donated by Ken Rust of A. M. Rust Landscape & Equipment Supply Company on May 19, 1986.
Downtown Zionsville. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
7. Downtown Zionsville.
Is known for its downtown streets yet paved in brick, its Historic Buildings, and Friendly atmosphere. The darker bricks in the middle of the street show the path of the long gone interurban which served the area well.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 4,227 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 14, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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