President Lincoln's Funeral Train in Urbana

President Lincoln's Funeral Train in Urbana (HM1LHR)

Location: Urbana, OH 43078 Champaign County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 6.872', W 83° 45.13'

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(Side A)
The nine-car funeral train for President Abraham
Lincoln departed Washington, D.C. on April 21, 1865.
It arrived in Urbana on April 29 at 10:40p.m.
Urbana's citizens erected an arch of evergreens and
flowers near the station west of Main Street. A
large crowd of mourners received the train. The
arch was hastily removed, too narrow to allow the
train's passage. Other memorial gestures included a
large cross, entwined with evergreen wreathes.
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(Side B)
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The cross was mounted on the station platform
under the direction of the President of Ladies
Soldiers Aid Society, Mrs. Milo G. Williams. Forty
citizens of different churches sang "Go to Thy
Rest". Ten young ladies entered the funeral car
and strewed flowers on Lincoln's coffin. The train
departed, heading west across the Mad River
Valley, through Rice, Westville, and up the Blue
Hill to St. Paris. On May 3, the train reached
Springfield, Illinois; the President's funeral was
May 4.
Details
HM NumberHM1LHR
Tags
Marker Number31-11
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Ultra-Met Company, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society, Champaign County Republican Party-Friends of Urbana
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 265453 N 4444100
Decimal Degrees40.11453333, -83.75216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.872', W 83° 45.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 52.32" N, 83° 45' 7.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Simon Kenton Trail, Urbana OH 43078, US
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