Historical Marker Series

Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops

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On this site, the southeast corner of Second and Market Streets on Market Square, stood the Jones House, a mid-Nineteenth Century Hotel, which later evolved into the larger Commonwealth Hotel and later, the Dauphin Building. It was here that Abraham Lincoln…
On February 22, 1861, while journeying to Washington for his Inauguration, Lincoln stopped at the Jones House, on this site. From the portico of the hotel, he addressed a large crowd gathered in Market Square.
Abraham Lincoln enroute to Washington as President Elect on February ll, 1861 addressed the Citizens of Zionsville at the Railroad Depot which stood on this site.
Abraham Lincolnstood herewhen he raised the flagon Independence HallFebruary 22nd 1861. This tablet placed by Post 2Department of PennsylvaniaGrand Army of the Republic
In 1812, the Ohio legislature designated Columbus as the state capital,with local landowners contributing land and resources for a capitolbuilding and penitentiary. The first Columbus statehouse, a Federal-style structure completed in 1816, stood on the nor…
Abraham Lincoln made a famous pre-inaugural speech from his train platform near here Feb. 12, 1861, placing emphasis on the people's part in justice and good government.
1802 Lawrenceburgh First in New Modes of Transportation1802 - - Village of Lawrenceburgh founded in the Wilderness by Capt. Samuel C. Vance Commerce and travel are via the Ohio River. Pioneers constructed flatboats to carry goods to New Orleans Markets. T…
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…
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 Virgin…
This tablet commemorates the first visit ofAbraham Lincolnwho arrived at this point on February 14, 1861 remaining in Pittsburgh a few hours enroute to Washington for his inauguration.