Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon
N 37° 27.085 W 089° 16.116
16S E 299334 N 4147367
Quick Description: Historical marker in the center of Jonesboro, IL. The center of town
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2006 12:13:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMPMB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
Views: 34

Long Description:

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

On September 15, 1858, in the midst of the senatorial campaign of that year. Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas met at Jonesboro in the third of the famous series of debates which made Lincoln a national figure. The debate was held in a grove one quarter mile to the north.

Erected by the State of Illinois 1935.

County: Union

Dedication Date: 1935

Location: town center, in a traffic round-about

Historical Society: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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