Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Dearborn Historical Marker - Abraham Lincoln


A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Dearborn  Historical Marker - Abraham Lincoln

Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Abraham Lincoln
Inscription. Abraham Lincoln made a famous pre-inaugural speech from his train platform near here Feb. 12, 1861, placing emphasis on the people's part in justice and good government.

Erected 1966 by Dearborn County Sesquicentennial Committee.

Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops marker series.

Location. 39° 5.517' N, 84° 50.778' W.
Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in Dearborn County.
Marker can be reached from South Walnut Street south of New Street.
Marker is at the Ohio River at the South end of Walnut Street.
Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceburg IN 47025, United States of America.

Abraham would live in Spencer County in Indiana until March, 1830 when the Lincoln family moved to  Decatur, Illinois. During their stay in Indiana, Abe's mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln would die of "milk sickness," and his sister Sarah would die during childbirth. Lincoln obtained his law degree in Illinois and began his political career there, culminating with his successful run for President in 1860. Lincoln began his Whistle stop tour on Monday, February 11, 1861 at Springfield, Illinois.
His stops in Indiana included:
State Line City, Indiana

Lafayette, Indiana
Thorntown, Indiana
Lebanon, Indiana
Zionsville, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Shelbyville, Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana
Morris, Indiana
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

For more information about Lincoln's Whistle Stop Tour, contact:
Lincoln's Whistle Stop Tour in Indiana

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