Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (HM34M)

Location: Danville, IL 61832 Vermilion County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 7.476', W 87° 37.553'

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At noon on February 11, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln's inaugural train stopped at the Great Western Depot located here. It was the day before his 52nd birthday. He had been coming to Vermilion County for twenty years to attend Circuit Court in Danville. He spoke briefly to his friends and supporters, an audience estimated at about one thousand. The final words of his speech were:

"If I find I have blessings at my disposal, Old Vermilion will come in for a bountiful share."

Then the bell rang, the whistle blew, the train began to move, and Abraham Lincoln left Illinois, forever.
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HM NumberHM34M
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:29pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 446671 N 4441774
Decimal Degrees40.12460000, -87.62588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 7.476', W 87° 37.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 7' 28.56" N, 87° 37' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-23 N Washington Ave, Danville IL 61832, US
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