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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

United States Land Office


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Location:
The marker is located in Palestine at the intersection of Main and Market Streets.
Latitude:
39.0027
Longitude:
-87.6128
Dedication Date:
11/12/1950
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
A United States Land Office was located at this site in 1820 and operated until 1855. Settlers from as far as Chicago came here to file on homesteads. Young Abraham Lincoln passing through Palestine in 1830 with his family in emigrant wagons noticed a crowd before this land office.
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