Taylorville, Illinois: Abe Lincoln and Pig Statue

Taylorsville's rustic, pig-infested courthouse was familiar to Lincoln the lawyer. The town turned its porker heritage into a unique Lincoln statue.

Christian County Courthouse

Address:
W. Main Cross St., Taylorville, IL
Directions:
Downtown, on the courthouse lawn, at the corner of W. Main Cross St. and S. Washington St., facing northwest toward Springfield.
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Lincoln and the pig. Abe Lincoln and Pig Statue Recall Write of Quietus

The town of Taylorville, Illinois, wanted to bring tourists into town and decided to erect a statue of Abraham Lincoln, who had worked as a young attorney in the Christian County Courthouse. The original plan was for a statue of Abe on horseback -- but it would have cost $250,000, and there were already statues of Lincoln on horseback.... [06/02/2005] Complete News Story

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