John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885

John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 (HMXKM)

Location: Danville, KY 40422 Boyle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.773', W 84° 46.661'

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Abraham Lincoln's friend and 1st law partner was born on Nov. 10, 1807, in Fayette Co. The son of a Presbyterian minister & Mary Todd Lincoln's aunt, Stuart graduated from Centre College in 1826. Two years later he became a lawyer in Springfield, IL. Met Lincoln when an officer in Black Hawk War and encouraged him to study law. Over.

Lent Lincoln law books and they were law partners, 1837-1841. He was a Whig in IL legislature and US Cong. Backed John Bell over Lincoln in 1860 election and went to Cong. as Democrat in 1862. Was frequent White House visitor despite disagreeing with some of Lincoln's policies. Was pres. of Natl. Lincoln Monument Assoc.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2244
Year Placed2007
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 696059 N 4168886
Decimal Degrees37.64621667, -84.77768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.773', W 84° 46.661'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 46.38" N, 84° 46' 39.66" W
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Area Code(s)859, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 507-641 W Main St, Danville KY 40422, US
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