Logan County Tourism Bureau
Lincoln, IL is a fascinating town in Logan County with deep-rooted history and connections to Abraham Lincoln and Route 66. The city was founded in 1853 and played a significant role in connecting Springfield to Bloomington through the newly constructed railroad. Abraham Lincoln himself christened the town by cutting open a watermelon and pouring its juice on the ground. Today, visitors can explore the Logan County Courthouse, where Lincoln practiced law as part of the 8th Judicial Circuit, and visit the Postville Courthouse, a replica built for the Lincoln Centennial in 1953.
In addition to its Lincoln heritage, Lincoln is also a popular stop along Route 66. Visitors can see iconic landmarks such as The Mill Museum on Route 66 and the World's Largest Covered Wagon recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. The city has preserved its historic downtown area, offering a glimpse into life during the heyday of Route 66.
The Logan County Tourism Bureau provides valuable information and assistance to visitors looking to explore Lincoln and other towns in Logan County. They can be contacted at (217) 732-8687 or visited at their location at 101 North Chicago Street in Lincoln. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates and more information about this vibrant destination.