Fort Dixon Abraham Lincoln Statue

On May 22, 1832, Fort Dixon was officially named as a base by General Henry Atkinson because it was centrally located between Fort Dearborn, Fort Armstrong, and Fort Clark. Many notable soldiers served at Fort Dixon including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Winfield Scott, and Zachary Taylor. The Abraham Lincoln Statue sits next to the old settler’s memorial cabin. Abraham Lincoln served the Army here at Fort Dixon. The cabin was built in 1894 as a memorial to the early settlers of the Rock River Valley. Landowners of the region each provided an initialed log to erect the cabin. The cabin was moved to its present location in the Lincoln Statue Park in 1969. The cabin is maintained and open for display on certain days of the year by the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society.

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