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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Tremont Courthouse, 1839-1850


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Location:
The marker is located in Tremont, five blocks south of IL 9 at 104 East Washington Street (southeast corner of Washington and Broadway).
Latitude:
40.522
Longitude:
-89.4901
Dedication Date:
01/01/1956
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Abraham Lincoln attended court in the fine two story rectangular brick courthouse with four Grecian columns and copper dome on this site. Here in 1842 he was challenged to a duel by James Shields. Lincoln last spoke here August 30, 1858.
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