Abraham Lincoln State by State

Abraham Lincoln State by State

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Abraham Lincoln and Delaware
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Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a regular visitor to Delaware. He was hardly even an occasional visitor. The state wasn’t a… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and New Jersey
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Abraham Lincoln frequently passed through New Jersey on the way to New York or Washington. There is no record, however, of the… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Bloomington
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Few towns in Illinois played a more important role in Abraham Lincoln’s legal and political development than the McLean County… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and California
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President Lincoln very much wanted to visit California. One of his last conversations before he left for Ford’s Theater on the night of… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Chicago
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Springfield attorney Abraham Lincoln frequently went to Chicago during the 1850s on political or legal business. When appearing before… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Connecticut
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On September 11, 1848, Congressman Abraham Lincoln probably landed at Norwich, Connecticut after taking a… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Indiana
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Abraham Lincoln grew up in Indiana. Indiana was the state of his formation as an adolescent and it was a state that helped form his… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Iowa
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Abraham Lincoln spent only three days in Iowa, but he made a permanent mark on the state and… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Kansas
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Abraham Lincoln took a sabbatical from politics from 1849 to 1854, when he re-entered… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Kentucky
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Abraham Lincoln was a Kentuckian – but that did not help him much in his dealings with his native state… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Louisiana
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Abraham Lincoln visited Louisiana twice as a young man. The first time was in 1828 when Lincoln was… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Maine
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Abraham Lincoln never got to visit Maine – although he had been invited in 1860 by the… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Maryland
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Maryland’s proximity to Washington made it a very important state for President Abraham Lincoln… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Massachusetts
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Abraham Lincoln’s connection to Massachusetts dated to 1637 when his English ancestor, Samuel… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Michigan
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Abraham Lincoln gave one speech in Michigan – in the presidential campaign of 1856. Mr. Lincoln… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Minnesota
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Abraham Lincoln never was able to visit Minnesota. It was the only state in the Midwest that Mr. Lincoln… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Missouri
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Abraham Lincoln’s visits to Missouri were generally short and perfunctory. He passed through the… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and New Hampshire
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New Hampshire Republicans were particularly obliged to have Mr. Lincoln speak since they… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Ohio
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In 1855 Abraham Lincoln went to Cincinnati to act as co-counsel for John H. Manny. The other… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania helped nominate Abraham Lincoln for President. However, prior to… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Rhode Island
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Abraham Lincoln spent less than two days in Rhode Island. He first visited the state on… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Springfield
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There were three stages to Mr. Lincoln’s life in the Illinois state capital. The first began with… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Tennessee
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Abraham Lincoln never visited Tennessee – except perhaps as a young man while rafting down the… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Vermont
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In 1778 Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln, was born in Linville Creek, Virginia… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Virginia
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In 1778 Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln, was born in Linville Creek, Virginia… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and West Virginia
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Many West Virginians in the northwest part of the state were alienated by their… Read more
Abraham Lincoln and Wisconsin
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Congressman Lincoln had briefly visited Milwaukee in early October 1848 when his… Read more

 
Mr. Lincoln’s relationships with New York State are covered in a separate web site: Mr. Lincoln and New York. Much of Mr. Lincoln’s activities in Illinois are covered in Mr. Lincoln and Friends and Mr. Lincoln and Freedom.

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