Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Lincoln-Douglas Debate (HMORO)

Location: Galesburg, IL 61401 Knox County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 56.62', W 90° 22.268'

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On October 7, 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephan A. Douglas met in Galesburg for the fifth of seven joint debates. From a platform erected along the east side of Old Main on the Knox College campus, Lincoln said: "He is blowing out the moral lights around us, when he contends that whoever wants slaves has a right to own them."
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1958
Placed ByIllinois State Historical Society and the Debate Centennial Commission of Galesburg
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 721290 N 4535831
Decimal Degrees40.94366667, -90.37113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.62', W 90° 22.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 37.20" N, 90° 22' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)309, 217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 E South St, Galesburg IL 61401, US
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