The marker is located in the center of Jonesboro, on the west side of a circular turn-around on IL 146, where IL 127 turns south.
State of Illinois
On September 15, 1858, in the midst of the senatorial campaign of that year, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas met at Jonesboro in the third of the famous series of debates which made Lincoln a national figure. The debate was held in a grove one quarter-mile to the north.
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