First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois

First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (HM80B)

Location: Decatur, IL 62522 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.294', W 89° 5.885'

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In March 1830 Abraham Lincoln came from Indiana with his family to settle here in Macon County at a place on the north side of the Sangamon River ten miles westerly from Decatur.The Lincolns built a log cabin and broke the sod to raise a crop of corn. On this site the family endured the famous terrible Winter of Deep Snow until March of 1831 when Abraham left to take a flatboat down the Mississippi and Thomas Lincoln moved to Coles County.
HM NumberHM80B
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 320392 N 4408209
Decimal Degrees39.80490000, -89.09808333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.294', W 89° 5.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 17.64" N, 89° 5' 53.10" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6193 Unnamed Road, Decatur IL 62522, US
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