Established July 10, 1999The meeting of President-Elect Abraham Lincoln and his famous corresponent, twelve-year-old Grace Bedell took place on February 16, 1861, in Westfield at the train station. Prior to this, Grace had penned a letter to Lincoln suggesting that whiskers would improve his appearance. At their meeting, Lincoln shook her hand, kissed Grace, and asked her how she liked the improvements she had advised.
|Series||This marker is part of the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 8:52pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 617139 N 4686508|
|Decimal Degrees||42.32201667, -79.57840000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 19.321', W 79° 34.704'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 19' 19.26" N, 79° 34' 42.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8 N Portage St, Westfield NY 14787, US|
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