Moultrie Historical


Moultrie Historical

Abraham Lincoln History

2002 The Moultrie-Douglas Experience Abraham Lincoln history Sullivan is located on the Lincoln Heritage Trail which was dedicated in August 1963.  Abraham Lincoln traveled through the county with his family as a young man, returned here to practice law when he was riding the circuit and later during his unsuccessful … Continue reading

When Lincoln Left

When Lincoln left Lincoln’s final visit to Moultrie County precipitated a memorable riot on the Sullivan square during his unsuccessful Senatorial campaign against Stephen Douglas. On Monday morning Sept. 20, 1858, Ben D. Hamlin got on his horse and started to school near what is now Coles Station. He was … Continue reading

Veterans Day -Moultrie Happenings Nov 2012

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride … Continue reading

Notable Events of 1911

With another year in the books and a new one already in full swing, now is a great time to look back on what the world was like 100 years ago, with some of the most notable events of 1911. January * The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is founded at … Continue reading

What Lincoln Wrote

What Lincoln wrote Each spring and fall between 1847 and 1853, Lincoln again passed through Moultrie County accompanying the circuit judge through the counties of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The lawyers would take cases to be tried before Judge David Davis, circuit judge, who later became Abraham Lincoln’s campaign manager. … Continue reading