Lincoln Stayed HereBuilt 1845-1846, partially destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1896. Lincoln stayed here during his 1858 Senatorial campaign visit. Ross served as an aide to Gen. Atkinson and was responsible for Lincoln's appointment to company captaincy during the Blackhawk War. Col. Ross held several positions in Pike Co. government including Judge of Probate, Clerk of Circuit & County Courts, Col. of the Militia and Justice of Peace. He was a member of the Illinois House and Senate having first been elected in 1835. Ross was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago & helped secure Lincoln nomination for President of the United States. Other delegates from Pike co. were Reuben Hatch, Daniel Gilmer and William A. Grimshaw.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 690265 N 4386458|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60675000, -90.78378333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.405', W 90° 47.027'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 24.3" N, 90° 47' 1.6200000000001" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1467 IL-106, Pittsfield IL 62363, US|
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