Rockport, Indiana: Lincoln Landing

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Address:
1st St., Rockport, IN
Directions:
South of Main St. on 1st St. along the river at Clark St.
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Lincoln Landing

A monument with a profile of a young Abe marks the spot where he launched a flatboat to New Orleans in 1828. Absurd? Well, there's ANOTHER Lincoln Landing monument, on a different river, in Lockport, Illinois!

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/24/2011]

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Lincoln Landing.

Lincoln Landing

Overlooking the river at the end of the street, sits a large stone facing the new bridge. Back up the road on the hill, see if you can find the bears climbing a tree or the hieroglyphic statue on the left with the miniature house!

[Lucy Hudnall, 02/14/2016]

Lincoln Landing monument.

Lincoln Landing

The monument is along 1st Street. The bronze relief of President Lincoln is really small compared to the limestone block. It appears they should have made his presence a little larger. At 1st and Main Street there is a historical marker marking the place where President Lincoln stayed in a tavern.

[Randall Sharp, 11/11/2012]

The historical marker is at the site of the Rockport Tavern, where Lincoln stayed in 1844 while in the area to give a speech supporting Whig presidential candidate Henry Clay.

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