Lincoln in Lafayette

Lincoln in Lafayette (HM1QBE)

Location: Lafayette, IN 47901 Tippecanoe County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 25.251', W 86° 53.512'

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"We are united in one feeling for the Union. We believe in...every star and stripe of the glorious flag." On these tracks Abraham Lincoln stopped in Lafayette and spoke those Unifying words on Feb 11, 1861 on his "Whistle Stop Tour" en route to Washington D.C. for his presidential inauguration. In the early morning of May 1st 1865 citizens of Lafayette lined these tracks to mourn the loss to our nation as the Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train made its way to Springfield, Ill. Dedicated in October to the citizens of Lafayette, Indiana as a lasting memorial and tribute to our rich history.
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HM NumberHM1QBE
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByTecumseh Jr. High School
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 509173 N 4474474
Decimal Degrees40.42085000, -86.89186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.251', W 86° 53.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 15.06" N, 86° 53' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 325 N 5th St, Lafayette IN 47901, US
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