Tremont Courthouse

Tremont Courthouse (HM7VD)

Location: Tremont, IL 61568 Tazewell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 31.318', W 89° 29.41'

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1839 - 1850

Abraham Lincoln attended court in the fine two story rectangular brick courthouse with four Grecian columns and copper dome on this site. Here in 1842 he was challenged to a duel by James Shields. Lincoln last spoke here August 30, 1858.
HM NumberHM7VD
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1956
Placed ByIllinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 289056 N 4488672
Decimal Degrees40.52196667, -89.49016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 31.318', W 89° 29.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 31' 19.08" N, 89° 29' 24.60" W
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Area Code(s)309
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 E Washington St, Tremont IL 61568, US
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