New Salem

New Salem (HM12VK)

Location: Petersburg, IL 62675 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.702', W 89° 50.78'

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The historic village of New Salem lies two miles to the north. The founders of New Salem believed it would someday become a great river port like St. Louis or Cincinnati. ironically, the town vanished after just ten years, being supplanted by the new city of Petersburg, now the seat of Menard County. During its short history, many pioneer families moved in and out of the community in search of new and better opportunities. Abraham Lincoln lived in new Salem from 1831 to 1837. It was here that Lincoln transformed from an unskilled laborer into a businessman, postmaster, land surveyor, attorney and statesman.
HM NumberHM12VK
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 256825 N 4425536
Decimal Degrees39.94503333, -89.84633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.702', W 89° 50.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 42.12" N, 89° 50' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1555-1599 Co Hwy 4, Petersburg IL 62675, US
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