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Logan County, Illinois


World's Largest Covered Wagon

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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Lincoln is approximately 15,418 (1990), 14504 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,293 (1990), 5877 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lincoln is 14.205 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lincoln to Washington DC is 683 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 29 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lincoln is positioned 40.15 degrees north of the equator and 89.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

This is the only community named for Lincoln before he became President. It was "christened" by Abraham Lincoln in 1853.
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Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
914 Fifth Street
Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8930
Please call for hours of operation
This is the reproduction of the original 1840 Courthouse that was visited by Lincoln. It is currently used as the County Courthouse (2001)

Lincoln College and Museum
300 Keokuk St
Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-3155
You will see a major collection of Lincoln artifacts as well as the Hall of Presidents Museum.

Main Street Lincoln
Courthouse Square Historic District
10-block historic district includes historic sites and buildings, specialty shops and restaurants.
Main Street Lincoln
303 South Kickapoo
Lincoln, IL 62656
telephone: (217) 732-2929
fax: (217) 735-9205

The World's Largest Covered Wagon is located here featuring a giant Abe Lincoln.
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