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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Mentor Graham, 1800-1886: Teacher of Abraham Lincoln


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Location:
The marker is located two miles south of Petersburg on the east side of IL Rt. 97 at the entrance of Farmers Point Cemetery.
Latitude:
39.9431
Longitude:
-89.8453
Dedication Date:
01/01/1955
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
"I think I may say that he was my scholar and I was his teacher." At New Salem, Lincoln read Graham's books and in 1833 studied grammar and surveying. Teacher in Kentucky and Illinois more than 50 years, Graham died in South Dakota. In 1933 his remains were removed here.
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