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Historical Marker:

Lincoln-Douglas Debate


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Location:
The marker is located in Charleston, on the east side of Coles County Fairgrounds, near the Lincoln-Douglas Debate sculpture at the Visitor's Information Center.
Latitude:
39.4966
Longitude:
-88.187
Dedication Date:
01/01/1935
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
On September 18, 1858, the fourth of the famous joint debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas was held approximately one-quarter mile south of here. Twelve thousand people heard the two candidates for the United States Senatorship discuss the question of slavery in American politics.
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