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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lincoln, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Logan County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Logan County, IL (76) De Witt County, IL (14) Macon County, IL (24) Mason County, IL (3) McLean County, IL (79) Menard County, IL (17) Sangamon County, IL (141) Tazewell County, IL (3)  LoganCounty(76) Logan County (76)  DeWittCounty(14) DeWitt County (14)  MaconCounty(24) Macon County (24)  MasonCounty(3) Mason County (3)  McLeanCounty(79) McLean County (79)  MenardCounty(17) Menard County (17)  SangamonCounty(141) Sangamon County (141)  TazewellCounty(3) Tazewell County (3)
Location of Lincoln, Illinois
    Logan County (76)
    DeWitt County (14)
    Macon County (24)
    Mason County (3)
    McLean County (79)
    Menard County (17)
    Sangamon County (141)
    Tazewell County (3)
 
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1Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Lincoln, Illinois — County-Seat Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857Map (db m12186) HM
2Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois
Near this site Abraham Lincoln christened the Town with the juice of a watermelon when the first lots were sold on August 27, 1853. President-Elect Lincoln spoke here, November 21, 1860, while traveling to Chicago, and Lincoln's Funeral Train . . . Map (db m12347) HM
3Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Abraham Lincoln at Postville
(above title:) This exhibit was donated to Postville Courthouse, State Historic Site by Bernard & Anastasia Behrends May 2008 (below title:) Judge Treat, Sheriff Deskins and Abraham Lincoln are shown conversing . . . Map (db m159468) HM
4Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Centennial Park — War Memorial
In Eternal Memory of those from Lincoln and Logan County who served their country in all her wars, and of their Gold Star Mothers and Widows, we dedicate this park. From these grounds those who served entrained to answer their Country’s call. . . . Map (db m12443) HM
5Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Deskins Tavern
On this site Dr. John Deskins erected a tavern in 1836. Abraham Lincoln, David Davis and other lawyers frequently stayed overnight here while the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court was in session at the Postville Court House. The judge, lawyers, . . . Map (db m56327) HM
6Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — In Memory of Abraham Lincoln
In Memory of Abraham Lincoln Who practiced law from 1840 to 1848 in Logan County's First court-house on this site Map (db m156853) HM
7Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Judge Davis and Lincoln at Deskins Inn
Deskins Inn was a stopping place for lawyers and judges who worked the old 8th Judicial Circuit in Central Illinois during the 1840s. This location was significant because it was directly across the street from the Postville Courthouse. A replica of . . . Map (db m159466) HM
8Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Kickapoo Town
In 1770, a group of Kickapoo Indians captured Ann Gilham and her 3 children from their cabin in Kentucky, and forced them to travel to this site known as Kickapoo Town, and was held in captivity for 2 years. Later, was ransomed by the husband, James . . . Map (db m159309) HM
9Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Kickapoo Town — Gilham Family Held Captive 1790
George Washington was President in 1790 when a group of Kickapoo braves captured Ann Gilham, her daughter and 2 sons from their Kentucky cabin and forced them to travel overland to this place - known as Kickapoo Town, a major Kickapoo village in . . . Map (db m159311) HM
10Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln Chautauqua — Lincoln, Illinois
The Lincoln Chautauqua was a popular educational movement from 1902 to 1937. When Chautauqua came to town, it brought speakers, teachers, musicians and entertainers of the day. The grounds had approximately 100 private cottages with lights, water . . . Map (db m159310) HM
11Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln College
On Abraham Lincoln's last birthday, February 12, 1865, ground was broken for Lincoln University, now Lincoln College. The town proprietors, Robert B. Latham, John D. Gillett and Virgil Hickox, donated the tract of land for the original campus, and . . . Map (db m105968) HM
12Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln Public Library
The Lincoln Public Library is a fine example of public neo-classical construction. This W.A. Otis structure was completed in 1903. A stained glass dome and oak woodwork highlight the interior. Major benefactors were Steven Foley who guided its . . . Map (db m105969) HM
13Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln Rallies the People
Mr. Lincoln in Logan County [Correspondence of the Press and Tribune, Chicago] Lincoln, Logan Co., IL., Oct. 16, 1858 This is a glorious day for little Logan. Abe Lincoln has just closed one of his noblest efforts here. The crowd in . . . Map (db m159839) HM
14Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy
In the Spring of 1876 a gang of counterfeiters plotted to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln from the Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. Hoping to be paid a ransom of $200,000.00 and the release of one of their gang, Ben Boyd, their engraver, who was in . . . Map (db m12319) HM
15Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln, Illinois — Welcome to Route 66 Illinois
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . Map (db m158187) HM
16Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln's Lincoln — Town Christening Site — "Looking for Lincoln" —
Town Christening Site On August 27, 1853 the first sale of lots in the new town of Lincoln took place near this spot. In attendance was Abraham Lincoln, in whose honor the town had been named. “Nothing with the name of Lincoln has . . . Map (db m12305) HM
17Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln's Lot
Abraham Lincoln owned this lot here at 523 Pulaski Street. Lincoln acquired this original Town Lot Three in Block Nineteen from James Primm. Lincoln had endorsed a $400 note for Primm and on March 11, 1858, Primm deeded the lot to Lincoln to . . . Map (db m159467) HM
18Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Logan County Circuit Court
On this site stood two former Logan County Courthouses in which Abraham Lincoln practiced law from 1856 to until elected President. During the March term, 1859, Lincoln substituted for David Davis as the presiding judge of the Logan County Circuit . . . Map (db m105970) HM
19Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Logan County's Civil War Dead
Addy, George • Allen, Charles C. • Allen, I.N. • Allen, John H. • Allen, Levi • Allman, Lewis J. • Allsop, Edwin • Ambrose, Levi P. • Andrews, Nelson • Applegit, Robert • Asberry, Franklin • Ashurst, John K. • Atwell, Albert • Ayers, Newton • Baker, . . . Map (db m159838) HM WM
20Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Postville Court House Site
From 1839 to 1848 the seat of Logan County was Postville, which centered in the Court House located on this site. In this structure Abraham Lincoln, a member of the Traveling Bar of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, attended court twice a year.Map (db m12185) HM
21Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Postville Courthouse State Historic Site — 66 Roadside Attraction
Abraham Lincoln practiced law here from 1840-1847. This site is located on the original alignment of Route 66 through Lincoln, Illinois. Free admission.Map (db m156851) HM
22Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Postville Park
In 1835 Russell Post, a Baltimore adventurer, laid out the town of Postville which became the first Logan County seat. The town square is now Postville Park. Here Abraham Lincoln and his friends played townball a predecessor of baseball, threw the . . . Map (db m106028) HM
23Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Roadside Attractions — World's Largest Covered Wagon
Route 66 promised travelers fun and adventure along the road. The Railsplitter Covered Wagon honors Abraham Lincoln in the only town named for him before he became president. It holds the Guinness World Record as the largest covered wagon and . . . Map (db m159307) HM
24Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Robert B. Latham Home
On this site stood the home of Robert B. Latham who joined John D. Gillett and Virgil Hickox to found the town of Lincoln in 1853. Abraham Lincoln, judges and lawyers of the eighth judicial circuit were frequent guests in his home.Map (db m147790) HM
25Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Samuel C. Parks
At this site was located the law office of Samuel C. Parks - a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Born in Vermont in 1820, he eventually moved to Logan County, where he served with Lincoln on the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The two men shared law offices in . . . Map (db m12352) HM
26Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Stephen A. Douglas Speech
On this site during the senatorial campaign of 1858 Stephen A. Douglas spoke to a Democratic political rally in a circus tent on September 4th. Douglas' opponent for the Senate seat, Abraham Lincoln, was on the train from Bloomington to Springfield . . . Map (db m105971) HM
27Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — The First Poem by Langston Hughes — 1916
This internationally known African-American author (1902-1967) acknowledges in his autobiography The Big Sea that he wrote his first poem while attending Central School here in Lincoln. Ethel Welch, his eighth grade teacher, asked him to write the . . . Map (db m105976) HM
28Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — The Lincoln House
On this site the Town proprietors erected the original Lincoln House in 1854. Leonard Volk met Abraham Lincoln on the sidewalk in front of the hotel on July 16, 1858, and arranged to make Lincoln's life mask later.Map (db m12349) HM
29Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — The Mill on 66 — 66 Roadside Attraction
The Mill opened in 1929 on the original alignment of Route 66, it became famous as a sandwich stand and then a Bar/Restaurant. The Mill is now being restored as a museum. Open by appointment.Map (db m156855) HM
30Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — The Niebuhr Family of Theologians
The Niebuhr family, called “The Trapp Family of Theology” by Time magazine, produced four distinguished professors of Christian studies. In 1902, the Rev. Gustav and Lydia Niebuhr came to Lincoln, where he became pastor of St. John’s . . . Map (db m105975) HM
31Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — The Tropics — A Route 66 Landmark
A Family Business - The Early Years Vince Schwenoha opened the Tropics in 1950, naming it in remembrance of his military tour of duty spent in Hawaii. In 1951, Lewis Lee Johnson came to Lincoln from Macomb, Illinois as a meat cutter with . . . Map (db m159304) HM
32Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — The William Maxwell Boyhood Home
William Maxwell (1908-2000), author and editor, lived in this home from 1910-1920. He often returned to this home and Lincoln in his novels and short stories. His Midwestern childhood, particularly his mother's death in the Spanish influenza . . . Map (db m106025) HM
33Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — This Lot was Owned by Abraham Lincoln
This lot was owned by Abraham Lincoln 1858 - 1865Map (db m12321) HM
34Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Vietnam War Memorial
(United States Marine Corps:) Jon D. Baker James A. Collins David L. Jones Ronnie R. Landers Andrew G. Richard Michael T. Scroggin (United States Army:) Carson G. Culleton Raymond L. Gee Jr. Charles E. . . . Map (db m160248) WM
 
Apr. 18, 2021