Route of Abraham Lincoln

Route of Abraham Lincoln (HMF15)

Location: Janesville, WI 53546 Rock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 35.638', W 89° 1.329'

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1832 and 1859

Twice in his lifetime Abraham Lincoln is known to have traveled within sight of the Rock River east of this marker.

Lincoln passed this way July 2, 1832, as a private in a mounted company of Illinois militia accompanying forces under General Henry Atkinson during the Black Hawk War.

On October 1, 1859, Lincoln again passed this way after delivering a political address in Hanchett's Hall at the invitation of the Beloit Republican Club. He spoke the same evening in Janesville and spent the weekend as a guest in the home of William M. Tallman.

While following the Prairie Road between Beloit and Janesville in 1859 Lincoln pointed out to his companions the route taken by the army in pursuit of Black Hawk's band.
HM NumberHMF15
Series This marker is part of the Black Hawk War series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
Marker Number93
Year Placed1960
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 12:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 334093 N 4717708
Decimal Degrees42.59396667, -89.02215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.638', W 89° 1.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 38.28" N, 89° 1' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5892-6242 N Riverside Dr, Janesville WI 53546, US
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