Moore House: President Lincoln visited his stepmother and stepsister before heading to Washington DC to assume the Presidency. Located just north of the Lincoln Log Cabin site, SE Pleasant Grove Township, Coles County, IL.
Lincoln Log Cabin: Settlement area of President Lincoln's Parents and family friends and acquaintances. Located SE Pleasant Grove Township, Coles County,
Shiloh Cemetery: In Shiloh Cemetery are the graves of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, father and stepmother of Abraham Lincoln. On January 31, 1861, shortly before assuming the Presidency, Lincoln came here from Springfield to visit his father's grave in company of his stepmother. Located on E. Lincoln Highway Road, in the southern part of Pleasant Grove Township.
Coles County Fairgrounds: For 150 years, the oldest privately owned and operated county fairgrounds in the State of Illinois. Located in the northwest part of Charleston, Ill.
"Copperhead Riot" Site: Southeast Courthouse Square, Charleston, IL where one of the largest "Southern Sympathizer" riots took place during the Civil War.
Grant Park: Area bounded by DeWitt, Moultrie, Logan and 6th Streets in Park was the site where Ulysses S. Grant assumed his first Civil War command.
Rutherford House: Home f Dr Rutherford in Oakland, Il, for years the only physician in East Central Illinois . Dr. Rutherford and his family were well acquainted with Abraham Lincoln. The home served as a center for “Slavery Abolition Activism” in Illinois.
III. Merit Award:
Curt Buescher, Public Works Director, City of Charleston Il— improvements to the Charleston square including sidewalk improvements, and coordination of efforts with other groups.