Lincoln at Stockton Hall

Lincoln at Stockton Hall (HMVH2)

Location: Leavenworth, KS 66048 Leavenworth County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.083', W 94° 54.833'

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Campaigning for the Presidency of the United States, Abraham Lincoln crossed the Missouri River from St. Joseph to Elwood, Kansas Territory, on December 1, 1859. From there, he was driven in a horse-drawn buggy to Leavenworth.

On December 3, 1859, he spoke in Stockton Hall, then occupying this site. This speech was his first major political address that led to his nomination and subsequent election as President of the United States. Here Lincoln first proclaimed the principles incorporated in his famous speech at Cooper Institute, New York the following February.

Lincoln left leavenworth, December 7, 1859 and returned to his home in Springfield, Illinois.
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HM NumberHMVH2
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Placed ByCity of Leavenworth
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 335011 N 4353818
Decimal Degrees39.31805000, -94.91388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.083', W 94° 54.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 4.98" N, 94° 54' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Delaware St, Leavenworth KS 66048, US
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