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Abraham Lincoln Exhibit - State Bank of Lincoln
Address: 111 N. Sangamon Street  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-735-2326
This wonderful exhibit is housed in the lobby of the State Bank of Lincoln. This exhibit features life-sized castings of Lincoln's hands, a life-sized Lincoln statue and large paintings depicting Lincoln's life in the center of the lobby. There are also plenty of other Lincoln related artifacts on display throughout the lobby. Please be aware that photography is not allowed inside the bank.
Abraham Lincoln Mt. Pulaski House Mural
Address: E. Jefferson & N. Washington Streets  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Mt. Pulaski, IL
Phone: 217-792-3719
Atlanta Museum
Address: 112 SW Arch Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Atlanta, IL
Phone: 217-648-5077
You’ll have a great time discovering the “way it used to be” when you check out the exhibits and collections of the Atlanta Museum. The Museum’s “Life in Atlanta” collection tells the story of this small, Midwestern town from a number of aspects: domestic, educational, religious, military, cultural, and commercial. Exhibits from the collection help visitors understand how the community evolved and how its past affects the present and future. In addition to its regular collections, the Museum also exhibits pieces from a special “Abe Lincoln and Atlanta” collection. The Lincoln collection focuses on Abe’s connection with Atlanta from his frequent visits to the Hoblit Farm as a circuit rider in the 1850s, to his funeral train’s passage through Atlanta on its way to Springfield.
Atlanta Wide Awakes
Address: 112 SW Arch Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Atlanta, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
This Looking For Lincoln wayside tells the story of the Atlanta Wide Awakes, a chapter of the "Wide Awakes" group formed on June 22nd, 1860, in Atlanta, Illinois. The "Wide Awakes" was political group established to support Abraham Lincoln. This group was primarily made up of young, unmarried men, marched through the streets of downtown Atlanta in support of their candidate in solemn, torch-lit spectacles. On August 8th, 1860, the Atlanta Wide Awakes joined a crowd of 80,000 people at the state capital to celebrate Lincoln's presidential nomination. At 10:00 A.M. that morning, a massive parade began with citizens from Atlanta in attendance carrying a banner depicting Abraham Lincoln as the "railsplitter" and his running mate, Hannibal Hamblin. Groups like the Wide Awakes served as poll watchers, to defend against purported attempts of ballot tampering by their political opponents. Other times they often gathered to sing political songs and rally the party faithful to the polls.
Bronze Abraham Lincoln Statue - Lincoln College
Address: 300 Keokuk Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-735-5050 x295
City of Lincoln Christening Site
Address: 101 N. Chicago Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
The Lincoln christening site is located on the corner of Broadway and Sangamon streets in downtown Lincoln. On August 27th, 1853, lots for the new town of Lincoln were being sold. Abraham Lincoln was present and was asked to christen the town by one of the promoters. Abraham Lincoln selected a watermelon from a nearby cart and christened the town with the juice from that watermelon. The city of Lincoln is the only one named after Abraham Lincoln before he became famous.
Deskin's Tavern & Postville Well
Address: 915 5th St.  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
The Landmark Well is located right across the street from the Postville Courthouse and was built in the early 1840's. During its time of use, it served court participants and Abraham Lincoln frequented it for a refreshing drink. The well is 30+ feet deep and is constructed of two brick sections and one section lined with curved cedar pieces.
Eight Judicial Circuit Marker
Address: 2799 300th Avenue  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Emden, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
Located on the county line between Logan and Tazwell counties, this is one of the last remaining markers erected in 1922 to mark the eighth judicial circuit on which Abraham Lincoln practiced law.
Eighth Judicial Circuit Courthouse Marker - Lincoln
Address: 601 Broadway Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
This marker is located near the Kickapoo street (West) entrance of the Logan County courthouse. These markers were erected in 1921 to indicate county courthouses that Abraham Lincoln practiced in while traveling the eighth judicial circuit. These markers are made out of granite and measure 5 feet 6 inches tall by 2 feet 4 inches wide and 12 inches thick. A bronze plaque is also recessed into the marker's face.
Elkhart’s “Heritage Corner”
Address: Governor Oglesby & Bogardus Streets  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Elkhart, IL
Phone: 217-947-2046
The Elkhart Heritage Corner is located directly across from the Village Hall on the corner of Governor Oglesby Street and Bogardus Street in historic downtown Elkhart. The corner has three signs covering the history, points of interest, and information on Elkhart Hill. It also has the Lincoln Heritage signs, part of the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission program and designed during the 2009 celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday to celebrate and recapture the legacy of Abraham Lincoln’s involvement in Logan County. One sign depicts the history of Lincoln, Latham and the Kentucky House in Elkhart. The other sign depicts the connection between Lincoln and the early families of Elkhart. Elkhart's “Heritage Corner” is an important historical display for the community, historians and visitors to the Village. A list and map of Lincoln Heritage signs is included in Logan County tourism literature as locations to visit for those interested in Lincoln’s legacy in Illinois. The Heritage Wayside display is a place of interest for the Elkhart Historical Society’s tours and events, held every spring and fall, and visitors to the Village.