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Abraham Lincoln and Logan County

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[February 12, 2009]  As a surveyor and circuit-riding lawyer, Abraham Lincoln became personal friends to many early settlers in Logan County before he was beloved by an entire nation. As a member of the Illinois Legislature in 1839, he had a major role in the official legislation that established Logan County.

Postville was selected as the first county seat, and the courthouse was the site where one of the first references was made to Abraham Lincoln as "Honest Abe." County government was moved to Mount Pulaski in 1848, and the original courthouse remains there today. The county seat was moved again to Lincoln's namesake town in 1855.

Take time to enjoy the bicentennial celebration of the birth of this great man by visiting the Lincoln attractions Logan County has to offer:

  • Postville Courthouse State Historic Site

  • Lincoln Heritage Museum

  • Mount Pulaski Township Historical Museum and Research Center

  • Stagecoach Inn -- Dunlap House

  • Atlanta's Abraham Lincoln interpretation site

  • 8th Judicial Circuit marker

  • Stephen A. Douglas speech site

  • Abe Lincoln mural

  • Lincoln House Hotel

  • Rustic Inn

  • Logan County Courthouse

  • Lincoln christening scene

  • Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site

  • Elkhart Cemetery -- John P. Gillett Memorial Arch

  • Robert B. Latham home

  • Deskins Tavern and Postville well

  • State Bank of Lincoln -- Lincoln Gallery

  • Lincoln lot site

  • Samuel Parks' office

  • Logan County Courthouse

For more information, check or call 217-732-8687.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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