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Third State Capitol, Erected in 1836

315 W. Gallatin, Vandalia, IL , USA
Telephone: (618) 283-1161
URL: Old State Capital, Illinois
Latitude & Longitude: 38° 57' 39.9996", -89° 5' 38.0004"
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The third capitol building owned by the State was restored as a memorial in 1933. It was the capitol from December 3, 1836 to July 4, 1839. Abraham Lincoln was a member of the House during the three sessions of the legislature held in this building, and was the leader in the removal of the capital to Springfield. Stephen A. Douglas was a member of the 1836-1837 session. The Fayette County Courthouse occupied this building 1839-1933.

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Also known as the Vandalia Statehouse.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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