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Historical Marker:

Abraham Lincoln's Teacher


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Location:
The marker is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of IL 101 and Huntsville Road, two miles above Huntsville and just east of Weinberg King State Park. The marker is halfway between Brooklyn and Augusta.
Latitude:
40.2252
Longitude:
-90.8604
Dedication Date:
01/01/1952
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Azel Waters Dorsey, 1784-1858, teacher of Abraham Lincoln, is buried on the King farm one mile south of Huntsville. Dorsey taught a "blab School" in Spencer County, Indiana, which young Lincoln attended for six months in 1824. He moved to Schuyler County, Illinois, in 1828 where he taught school.
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