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Macon County History Museum Wayside
5580 N. Fork Rd. Decatur, Illinois 62521

Wayside Exhibit

The Prairie Village at the Macon County History Museum has the only log courthouse in which Lincoln practiced law.  Records indicate he participated in 5 cases in the original log courthouse of Macon County during his early career as a lawyer.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Mahomet's Lincoln
1401-1483 US 150 Mahomet, Illinois 61853

Wayside Exhibit

Located on a bluff near the site of the Ohio Tavern, where Lincoln stayed when passing through, this two sided wayside offers details of Lincoln’s relationship with B.F. Harris and Mahomet (once Middletown’s) early residents

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Mary Lincoln's Family
326 S. 7th St. Springfield, Illinois 62701

Route 66 Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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Mary Lincoln's Ring
131 S. 5th St. Springfield, Illinois 62712

Route 66 Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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Masonic Hall
5th St. & Monroe St. Springfield, Illinois 62701

Route 66 Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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McDonough Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square Macomb, Illinois 61455

Wayside Exhibit

The historic McDonough County Courthouse is located in the McDonough County seat city of Macomb, in the U.S. state of Illinois.

McDonough County’s first courthouse was built of logs in 1831 and cost $69.50. It was located at the northeast corner of the square. The second courthouse was built in 1835 and stood on the same grounds as the current courthouse.
It was two stories and had a stone foundation, was made of brick with a cupola that sat in the center of the building.

The current courthouse was constructed in 1871. Noted governmental architect Elijah E. Myers designed the building in the Second Empire style and the courthouse is one of the few remaining buildings of its type in the county.

The building houses the County Clerk, Treasurer and State’s Attorney’s Office among others. The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. In the late 1970s, the county rehabilitated the building to restore its original exterior.

Established in 1830, McDonough County is named for Commodore Thomas McDonough who led a successful battle againt the British on Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.

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McWorter and Lincoln/Frank McWorter's Church
700 Rodgers St. Barry, IL 62312

Wayside Exhibit

Free Frank McWorter, a former slave, came to IIllinois and created a community named New Philadelphia.  Theis wayside tells his story and the story of the 1st Baptist Church in Barry, Illinois. 

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Middletown's Lincoln
204 S. Madison St. Middletown, Illinois 62666

Wayside Exhibit

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Militiaman Lincoln
200 S. Congress Street Rushville, Illinois 62681

Wayside Exhibit

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Miller Davis Buildings
66 E. Front St. Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Friends of Lincoln Route 66 Wayside Exhibit

Lincoln frequented the law offices of David Davis and the bank owned by Asahel Gridley

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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