Attorney Abraham Lincoln

Attorney Abraham Lincoln (HM15XP)

Location: Mt Vernon, IL 62864 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.047', W 88° 54.482'

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November 1859

This monument commemorates Abraham Lincoln's visit to this courthouse on November 18-19, 1859. At that time this building was the Illinois Supreme Court, First Grand Division, and Lincoln was here on behalf of his client, the Illinois Central Railroad, which was being sued by the State of Illinois to collect taxes for the year 1857.

The courtroom in this courthouse is unique. It is the only remaining courtroom in which Abraham Lincoln tried a case that continues to be used to this day in the same manner it was used in the 1850s.

This monument was sculpted by Alan Cottrill of Zanesville, Ohio. Excluding the base, the bronze sculpture stands 8½ feet tall. This original Lincoln statue is the product of numerous studies and multiple full-scale casts by the artist and reflects Lincoln's humanity, as opposed to an idealized Lincoln.

Dedicated September 18, 2008
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HM NumberHM15XP
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed2008
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 333197 N 4242760
Decimal Degrees38.31745000, -88.90803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.047', W 88° 54.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 2.82" N, 88° 54' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 N 14th St, Mt Vernon IL 62864, US
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