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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Lincoln Depot, The


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Location:
The marker is located on the south side of Monroe Street between Ninth and Tenth Streets (railroad tracks) in Springfield. It is on State Journal-Register property, west of the Great Western Depot.
Latitude:
39.7993
Longitude:
-89.6427
Dedication Date:
05/01/1967
Dedication By:
The Lincoln Depot, Inc. and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
From this building on February 11, 1861, Abraham Lincoln departed Springfield, Illinois, to assume the presidency of the United States. After bidding farewell to a number of friends, he delivered a brief, spontaneous and moving farewell address to the crowd, estimated at 1,000, from the rear platform of the train.
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