Mentor Graham, 1800-1886: Teacher of Abraham Lincoln
Image Courtesy of William Furry
The marker is located two miles south of Petersburg on the east side of IL Rt. 97 at the entrance of Farmers Point Cemetery.
The Illinois State Historical Society
"I think I may say that he was my scholar and I was his teacher." At New Salem, Lincoln read Graham's books and in 1833 studied grammar and surveying. Teacher in Kentucky and Illinois more than 50 years, Graham died in South Dakota. In 1933 his remains were removed here.
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