Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech

Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech (HM7VR)

Location: Decatur, IL 62523 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.493', W 88° 57.337'

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Lincoln mounted a stump by Harrell's Tavern facing this square, and defended the Illinois Whig Party candidates near this spot at age 21 in the Summer of 1830.

This statue erected Oct. 12, 1968 by the Decatur and Macon County Heritage Committee.
HM NumberHM7VR
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Markers Attached to Sculpture series.
Year Placed1970
Placed ByStephen Decatur Chapter National Society D.A.R
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 332678 N 4412000
Decimal Degrees39.84155000, -88.95561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.493', W 88° 57.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 29.58" N, 88° 57' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-145 N Merchant St, Decatur IL 62523, US
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