Westport, Illinois: Lincoln Enters Illinois Monument

A large monument marks the spot where Abe Lincoln moved out of Indiana and into Illinois. It's in Illinois, of course.
US Hwy 50 BUS, Westport, IL
On the north side of US Hwy 50 BUS, just west of the bridge that crosses the river into Indiana.
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Lincoln crosse the Wabash River.

Lincoln Crossing Wabash River

Concrete and bronze sculpture is of young Abraham Lincoln and family crossing the Wabash River from Indiana into Illnois.

[Cher, 04/26/2016]

Unveiled in 1938, the monument marks the spot where Abe Lincoln dumped Indiana and entered Illinois (the future "Land of Lincoln") for the first time.

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