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1861, February 14
Abraham Lincoln and family visit Steubenville
On the route to his presidential inauguration, Lincoln and his family stopped in Steubenville. He left the train depot briefly to speak to the people about his commitment to the Constitution and other issues. He went on to Washington to assume the presidency. The Civil War began shortly thereafter. Interestingly enough, a local resident, Edwin M. Stanton, later became the Secretary of War to Mr. Lincoln.


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Steubenville and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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