Jonesboro


Located in southern Illinois, the community of Jonesboro was the site of the third Lincoln-Douglas debate in 1858. Lincoln spent the two nights surrounding the debate at the home of David L. Phillips in the adjacent town on Anna. Today, you can visit Lincoln Memorial Park in Jonesboro, the site of the debates. Walk in Lincoln footsteps in Anna and Jonesboro as you follow the Lincoln Story Trail.
For more information, contact the Southernmost Illinois Tourism at 618-833-9928 or visit their web site at southernmostillinois.com.
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