Urbana in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
President Lincolnís Funeral Train in Urbana
The nine-car funeral train for President Abraham Lincoln departed Washington, D.C. on April 21, 1865. It arrived in Urbana on April 29 at 10:40p.m. Urbanaís citizens erected an arch of evergreens and flowers near the station west of Main Street. A large crowd of mourners received the train. The arch was hastily removed, too narrow to allow the trainís passage. Other memorial gestures included a large cross, entwined with evergreen wreathes.
Erected 2012 by The Ultra-Met Company, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society, Champaign County Republican Party-Friends of Urbana. (Marker
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 6.872′ N, 83° 45.13′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 68) and Fyffe Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the Simon Kenton Trail (old Pennsylvania RR right-of-way), now Ohio Bicycle Route 3, about 150 ft SW of Fyffe Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 641 North Main Street, Urbana OH 43078, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hull's Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Council of 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Champaign County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); This tablet mark's the Site of Doolittle's Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simon Kenton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Champaign County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
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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 238 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.