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Lincoln City Historical Markers

Map of Illinois State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Lincoln

Lincoln City Historical Markers

Lincoln Schools
Lincoln College
On Abraham Lincoln's last birthday, February 12, 1865, ground was broken for Lincoln University, now Lincoln College. The town proprietors, Rober... [click for more]

Lincoln Historic Homes & Houses
Postville Court House Site
From 1839 to 1848 the seat of Logan County was Postville, which centered on the courthouse located on this site. In this structure Abraham Lincoln, a ... [click for more]

Robert B. Latham Home
On this site stood the home of Robert B. Latham who joined John D. Gillett and Virgil Hickox to found the town of Lincoln in 1853. Abraham Lincoln, ju... [click for more]

The Lincoln House
On this site the town proprietors erected the original Lincoln House in 1854. Leonard Volk met Abraham Lincoln on the sidewalk in front of the hotel o... [click for more]

William Maxwell Boyhood Home
William Maxwell (1908-2000), author and editor, lived at this home from 1910 to 1920. Maxwell often returned to the home and Lincoln, Illinois, in his... [click for more]

Lincoln General Interest
Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Illinois
Near this site Abraham Lincoln christened the town with the juice of a watermelon when the first lots were sold on August 27, 1853. President-elect Li... [click for more]

Deskins Tavern
On this site Dr. John Deskins erected a tavern in 1836. Abraham Lincoln, David Davis, and other lawyers frequently stayed overnight here while the Eig... [click for more]

Lincoln Public Library
The Lincoln Public Library is a fine example of public neo-classical construction. This W.A. Otis structure was completed in 1903. A stained glass dom... [click for more]

Logan County Circuit Court
On this site stood two former Logan County Courthouses in which Abraham Lincoln practiced law from 1856 until elected President. During the March term... [click for more]

Niebuhr Family of Theologians
The Niebuhr clan, the “Trapp Family of theology”as Time magazine once referred to them, moved to Lincoln, Illinois, in 1902. Reverend Gu... [click for more]

Postville Park
In 1835 Russell Post, a Baltimore adventurer, laid out the town of Postville which became the first Logan County seat. The town square is now Postvill... [click for more]

Stephen A. Douglas Speech
On this site during the senatorial campaign of 1858 Stephen A. Douglas spoke to a Democratic political rally in a circus tent on September 4th. Dougla... [click for more]

The First Poem by Langston Hughes
This internationally known African-American author (1902-1967) acknowledges in his autobiography The Big Sea that he wrote his first poem while attend... [click for more]