Lincoln in Lafayette
On these tracks Abraham Lincoln stopped in Lafayette and spoke those Unifying words on Feb 11, 1861 on his "Whistle Stop Tour" en route to Washington D.C. for his presidential inauguration.
In the early morning of May 1st 1865 citizens of Lafayette lined these tracks to mourn the loss to our nation as the Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train made its way to Springfield, Ill.
Dedicated in October to the citizens of Lafayette, Indiana as a lasting memorial and tribute to our rich history.
Erected 2015 by Tecumseh Jr. High School.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops marker series.
Location. 40° 25.251′ N, 86° 53.512′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on N. 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 N. 5th St., Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centennial Historic District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Lafayette - Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal
Regarding Lincoln in Lafayette. From his speech at this stop: “While some of us may differ in political opinions, still we are all united in one feeling for the Union. We all believe in the maintenance of the Union, of every star and every stripe of the glorious flag, and permit me to express the sentiment that upon the union of the States, there shall be between us no difference.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on January 5, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. Photos: 1. submitted on January 5, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. 2. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. 3. submitted on January 5, 2016, by Wade Harrington of Lafayette, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.