Cable in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln Funeral Train
President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865, created a national tragedy, and the nationl mourned as his body was transported by rail from Washington, D.C. back to Springfield, Illinois, where he would be buried. As the nine-car Lincoln Funeral Train passed through Champaign County, U.S. military forces secured curves, bridges, and railroad crossings along the route and spiked switches closed to insure the train's safety. The Funeral Train passed through the Village of Cable at 10:13 p.m. 150 feet southeast of here. As a large crowd assembled around several large bonfires, a lone soldier stood alone in the rain in the center of the crowd holding an American flag. Many residents stood silently along the tracks, hillsides, and valley fields, soaked in their wet clothes waiting to pay their respects to the fallen president. After Cable, the Funeral Train continued west and downhill toward Urbana, Westville, and St. Paris.
Erected 2008 by Champaign County Lincoln Family Descendants, The Crowder Family Farms, and the Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 28-11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Located at north edge of village just south of the Wayne Township garage. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3630 Innskeep Road, Cable OH 43009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Lewisburg, Ohio Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cushman Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away); Warren Sibley Cushman (approx. 4.8 miles away); Woodstock Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 4.9 miles away); Kings Creek Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); North Lewisburg Fire Bell (approx. 5.2 miles away); Universalist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The Cable marker is the second of four similar markers in Champaign County. Marker is located at the former crossing of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.