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Historical Marker:

Lincoln's First Illinois Home


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Location:
The marker is located on Old route 36 west of Decatur, just east of the intersection that leads to Lincoln Homestead State Park.
Latitude:
39.8451
Longitude:
-89.1009
Dedication Date:
01/01/1934
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
On an eminence overlooking the Sangamon River three miles south of here stood the first home of Lincoln in Illinois. To this site came the Lincoln family in March, 1830. Here they lived until 1831, when the parents removed to Coles County and Abraham set out on his own career.
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