Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville

Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville (HMMN7)

Location: Steubenville, OH 43952 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 21.584', W 80° 36.82'

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Abraham Lincoln and his family stopped in Steubenville on February 14, 1861 on their way to Lincoln's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Traveling by train, once in Steubenville he departed the depot to address a large crowd of Ohioans and Virginians from a platform at Market and High Streets. When Judge W.R. Lloyd introduced him as the only person who could preserve the Union during this time of national crisis, President elect Lincoln electrified the attentive audience by eloquently speaking on the commitment to the Constitution by people from both sides of the Ohio River, on the differing opinions of what the Constitution means, and on the virtues of majority rule. Fifty-seven days later, the Civil War began. No one at the time knew that Steubenville native Edwin M. Stanton would become Lincoln's Secretary of War and that Stanton would give the immortal tribute at Lincoln's death in 1865 saying, "Now he belongs to the ages!"
HM NumberHMMN7
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number8-41
Year Placed2004
Placed BySteubenville Rotary Club and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 532803 N 4467756
Decimal Degrees40.35973333, -80.61366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 21.584', W 80° 36.82'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 21' 35.04" N, 80° 36' 49.20" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-123 N 3rd St, Steubenville OH 43952, US
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