Lincoln in Polo

Lincoln in Polo (HM11RQ)

Location: Polo, IL 61064 Ogle County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 59.234', W 89° 34.658'

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Abraham Lincoln was a guest in this house, August 15-17, 1856. His host was Zenas Aplington, founder of Polo. On Saturday, August 16, John D. Campbell and James W. Carpenter, who were law partners in Polo, joined Lincoln and Aplington in a drive by carriage to Oregon, Ogle County Seat. There Lincoln and "Long John" Wentworth, six-term Congressman and later Mayor of Chicago, were among the several speakers at a political rally for John C. Fremont, first Republican Presidential candidate.
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HM NumberHM11RQ
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByOgle County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 286476 N 4651572
Decimal Degrees41.98723333, -89.57763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 59.234', W 89° 34.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 59' 14.04" N, 89° 34' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125-199 N Franklin Ave, Polo IL 61064, US
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