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Historical Marker:

Moore House


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Location:
The marker is located southwest of Charleston in the community of Campbell, on the west side of Lincoln Highway. It is located on the grounds of the Moore House Historical Site.
Latitude:
39.3959
Longitude:
-88.2111
Dedication Date:
01/01/1955
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Here on January 31, 1861 President-elect Abraham Lincoln visited his stepmother Mrs. Sarah Bush Lincoln and her daughter Mrs. Reuben Moore (Matilda Johnston). This was his last visit to Coles County before leaving Illinois for his inauguration. Mrs. Lincoln returned with him to Charleston that night and their farewells were said the next morning.
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