The marker is in Lincoln on the north side of the 300 block of Keokuk Street.
Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions & Rotary Clubs and The Illinois State Historical Society
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 named the school in honor of their friend, Abraham Lincoln.
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