Abraham Lincoln visits Beardstown, Illinois
April 23rd-26th, 1832 - Mr. Lincoln has his company drilled in Beardstown for the Black Hawk War.
November 15, 1853 - Mr. Lincoln came to Beardstown for the deposition of H.E. Dummer for a lawsuit.
May 6th and 7th, 1858 - Mr. Lincoln came to Beardstown to defend Duff Armstrong for a murder. After one hour of deliberation the jury found Armstrong not guilty.
August 12, 1858 - Mr. Lincoln arrived back in Beardstown to campaign for senator running against Stephen A. Douglas.
|This courthouse is opened to the public for tours. It is famous for the Armstrong trial which Abraham Lincoln took part of.|
This parcel of land just south of Virginia was named in honor of Rollo T. Rexroat whom operated the Rexroat Grocery in Virginia. He was a botanist and is known throughout Illinois for his plant studies and cataloging methods. There is a trail and parking for the public.
Beardstown Public Library