Samuel C. Parks

Samuel C. Parks (HM7Z7)

Location: Lincoln, IL 62656 Logan County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 8.783', W 89° 21.778'

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At this site was located the law office of Samuel C. Parks - a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Born in Vermont in 1820, he eventually moved to Logan County, where he served with Lincoln on the Eighth judicial Circuit. The two men shared law offices in Mt. Pulaski and Lincoln, Il. Both men were jointly associated with several legal cases. Aside from his legal duties, Parks was elected to the Illinois legislature in 1854.

Parks was a delegate to the first National Republican Convention in 1856 at which Abraham lincoln received 110 votes for the nomination of Vice President. Parks also worked to secure lincoln's nomination for President in 1860. In 1861 President lincoln appointed Parks the Territorial judge of the Wyoming Territory, and he would be appointed by other Presidents into several judgeships across the country. Parks chaired the first formal observance of memorial Day in Logan County in 1868. In 1911, Logan County Judge lawrence Stringer cited Parks "as one of the few remaining examples of the old school of public men whose stock in trade was their ability, integrity, and pure patriotism."
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HM NumberHM7Z7
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Placed ByLogan County Historical Markers
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 298719 N 4446681
Decimal Degrees40.14638333, -89.36296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 8.783', W 89° 21.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 8' 46.98" N, 89° 21' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Co Hwy 9, Lincoln IL 62656, US
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