Lincoln Stayed Here
—built ca. 1840's —Built by Capt. George T. Edwards, born March 25, 1814, who emigrated from Tennessee in 1828, and settled in Pittsfield in 1835. Capt. Edwards was active in a number of businesses, including teaming, farming, grocery, mail-contracting & hotel keeping. He served as a constable, deputy sheriff and sheriff. Capt. Edwards enlisted in the army at the age of 48 and served in Company A of the 99th Il. Regiment during the Civil War. The Watson Family eventually purchased the Star Hotel and resold it to Dr. Thomas Wesley Shastid. The Watsons told the Shastids "Abe Lincoln used to stay in the hotel when he was in Pittsfield."
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|Date Added||Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 1:04pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 688501 N 4386687|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60920000, -90.80425000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.552', W 90° 48.255'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 33.12" N, 90° 48' 15.3" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 224 E Jefferson St, Pittsfield IL 62363, US|
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