Abraham Lincoln’s tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Avenue in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States and led the country through four years of civil war, before being assassinated while watching a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. Born in Kentucky, Lincoln spent most of his adult life in Illinois. He was a self-educated lawyer and the first U.S. president from the Republican Party. Oak Ridge Cemetery is the second-most visited cemetery in the United States, and its 365 acres are the final resting place for over 75,000 dead.
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