Calvin E. King House

Calvin E. King House (HM1URQ)

Location: La Harpe, IL 61450 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 34.9433', W 90° 58.3833'

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On October 23, 1858, while campaigning for election to the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln was a guest in this home, then occupied by Calvin E. King.

René Cossitt Jr. Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceHome
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Placed ByRené Cossitt Jr. Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 4:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationFollow Illinois 9 to La Harpe. In La Harpe, Illinois 9 is Main Street. At C Street (two blocks west of the city park) turn south and go one block; the marker is a plaque on a large pink (granite, I think) rock. It faces West First Avenue to the east; First Avenue jogs south at this point and continues west on the south side of the lot the marker and house are on.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)46T E 328453 N 4494374
Decimal Degrees40.58238889, -90.97305556
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 34.9433', W 90° 58.3833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 34' 56.6000" N, 90° 58' 23.0000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)217
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 S C St, La Harpe IL 61450, US
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Comments 1 comments

  1. The house has been painted, and generally spruced up since these photos were taken, but I don't have a more recent photo.

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  1. This marker could use another picture or two.