The Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County welcomes you to Logan County, Illinois.
Walk in the early footsteps of Abraham Lincoln. Hop in your car and ride on Route 66, America's most
talked-about road. Browse in our charming shops. Enjoy a delicious meal in a local eatery. Explore
one of our many festivals. And don't miss our other fascinating historic and agricultural attractions.
For more information, please visit us at the Logan County Information Station, 1555 5th St. in Lincoln, or
give us a call at 217-732-8687.
With over 100 attractions to explore right here in Logan County, there is something for everyone! Abraham Lincoln,
Route 66, Agritourism, Museums, Outdoor Art & Sculpture, Architecture... we have it all. Even some quirky items
you won't find anywhere else. Spend an hour, a day, or even a weekend and come explore the treasure trove of what Logan
County, Illinois has to offer.
Abraham Lincoln spent much of his law career practicing right here in Logan County. Visit the courtrooms
of Postville Courthouse and Mt. Pulaski Courthouse where Abe actually practiced & debated cases. Visit
where Abe himself named and christened the town of Lincoln and owned property.
Come take a walk in Abe's shoes and explore all of the Abraham Lincoln history right here in Logan County!
As a surveyor and circuit-riding lawyer, Abraham Lincoln became personal friends to many early settlers
in Logan County before he was beloved by an entire nation. In 1839, Abraham Lincoln was a member of the
Illinois State Legislature and had a major role in the official legislation which established Logan County.
Postville was selected as the first county seat of Logan County and the Postville courthouse was the site where one of the
first references was made to Abraham Lincoln as "Honest Abe."
Route 66 passes right through the heart of Logan County with much of the original route
still in use today! Take a drive down the Mother Road and visit many of the Route 66 attractions,
historical sites, and beautiful scenery.
Often called the "Main Street of America", Route 66 linked rural communities like Lincoln, Elkhart and Atlanta with
two vital 20th century cities - Chicago and Los Angeles.
The rail route through Logan County, which was planned by
Abraham Lincoln and his friends, later became the pathway along which the famed Route 4 and later Route 66 (opened
in 1926) paralleled and pass throught the communities of Atlanta, Lawndale, Lincoln, Broadwell and Elkhart.