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Historical Marker:

Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Illinois


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Location:
The marker is located in Lincoln, at the intersection of Broadway and Sangamon Street, on the southeast side of the tracks in the east corner of the grounds by the Amtrak Station.
Latitude:
40.1478
Longitude:
-89.3636
Dedication Date:
03/01/1965
Dedication By:
Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions & Rotary Clubs and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
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 stopped here, May 3, 1865, before completing the trip to Springfield.
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