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.
Address:
US Hwy 50 BUS, Westport, IL
Directions:
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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