Lincoln Funeral Train

Lincoln Funeral Train (HM8XZ)

Location: St Paris, OH 43072 Champaign County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 7.469', W 83° 57.564'

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President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865, created a national tragedy, and the nation mourned as his body was transported by rail from Washington D.C. back to Springfield, Illinois, where he would be buried. In Champaign County, Ohio, the train passed through Urbana and Westville late at night April 29 and traveled through the Blue Hills for eight miles of dangerous curves and hills to arrive in St. Paris. Reaching the summit in St. Paris, the train paused near Springfield Street for a brief memorial service. Christian McMorran and Rachel Furrow, representing a crowd of local residents who stood in silence, laid a wreath on the coffin. The train would continue to Conover, Fletcher, Piqua, and Bradford on its way to Richmond and Indianapolis and then Chicago, finally arriving in Springfield, Illinois, on May 3, 1865.
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HM NumberHM8XZ
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number24-11
Year Placed2006
Placed BySt. Paris Community, Champaign County Bicentenial Historical Marker Committee, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 247826 N 4445772
Decimal Degrees40.12448333, -83.95940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 7.469', W 83° 57.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 7' 28.14" N, 83° 57' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 459-511 S Springfield St, St Paris OH 43072, US
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