Historical Marker Series

Illinois: Looking for Lincoln

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www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM7VZ_the-last-stop_Taylorville-IL.html
"I had pleasant accommodations at Taylorville in company with Mr. Lincoln & Mr. Thorton," Circuit Judge David Davis once wrote from here.He found this town-the last county seat on his circuit route-to be "prettily laid out, & tastefully arranged with trees …
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The frame house (left) that once stood on the site of this Victorian mansion was the home of Abraham Lincoln's trusted friend, legal associate, and political manager, David Davis (1815-1886). The two-story structure closely resembled Lincoln's Springfield h…
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Town Christening SiteOn August 27, 1853 the first sale of lots in the new town of Lincoln took place near this spot. In attendance was Abraham Lincoln, in whose honor the town had been named. "Nothing with the name of Lincoln has ever amounted to much," he …
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"A rustic on his first visit to the circus" is how John W. Baddeley, an English immigrant farmer described Abraham Lincoln on his first visit to the McLean County Courthouse as a young attorney in the summer of 1837. Lincoln was wearing "ill-fitting homespu…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMFRO_lincoln-at-kelleys-tavern_St-Joseph-IL.html
Kelley's Tavern was originally called Strong's Inn after Cyrus Strong, who built a mud-mortar log cabin here in the 1830's. The inn at Strong's Ford was a stop on the Bloomington or State Road from Danville west to Urbana. Kelley's Inn was a stop for travel…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMFRT_railroads-bring-change_Monticello-IL.html
The I.C.R.R. Co. Steam locomotive was popular in the mid 1850's, when Lincoln worked for the Illinois Central. It was named "American Standard," and latter ran from Decatur to Champaign. Locomotives were originally wood burning, and the railroad often purch…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMFRY_monticello-journeys_Monticello-IL.html
Lincoln's journeys to Monticello were sometimes difficult because of the weather and his lack of popularity on some issues. Lincoln, Judge David Davis, and other members of the Bar were trying to reach Monticello in the spring of 1852, having ridden from…
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Abraham Lincoln traveled through Tolono by locomotive at least eighteen times. He whiled the time away for his train connections by playing horseshoes and visiting with the Tolono residents. While campaigning in Illinois, Lincoln would frequently play a gam…
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On the Bloomington RoadThe Fort Clark Road, later known as the Bloomington or State Road, was an important artery for commerce between Danville and Urbana. The road was first approved in 1826 by the Illinois Assembly. It was the first state road into wester…
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The Tenbrook Hotel, the building shown on the right-hand side of the photo (which was taken at the end of the Civil War), was the site where Lincoln and other members of the bar lodged when traversing the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Lincoln traveled this circu…
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