This Woodland Cemetery map shows the location of the graves of many of Abraham Lincoln's Quincy friends as well as several other sites related to Lincoln. Although a significant number of his friends are buried in Woodland, the graves of others are located elsewhere. Abraham Jonas is interred in the valley of Peace Jewish Cemetery on North 30th Street in Quincy, and Stephen A. Douglas is buried in Chicago. Andrew Johnston's and James Singleton's graves are located in Virginia. Most of these friends are described in greater detail in other Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits in Quincy.
One of the most significant Victorian cemeteries in the Midwest, Woodland Cemetery's elaborate variety of markers and memorials reflect the rich heritage of Quincy. The pages of community history are recorded here in three-dimensional artifacts often depicted with Victorian symbols. Beyond the writing, these gravestones reflect community development, trad patterns, technological advancement, tragedies, theological evolution, and changing artistic tastes. It is history in stone. Situated on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, the public park or "garden cemetery" setting typified Victorian burial grounds. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, Woodland is a prime example of the rural cemetery movement of the nineteenth century.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 635963 N 4419998|
|Decimal Degrees||39.91918333, -91.40908333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 55.151', W 91° 24.545'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 55' 9.06" N, 91° 24' 32.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 21 Woodland Cemetery, Quincy IL 62301, US|
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