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Site of Rockport Tavern

Location: SE corner 2nd & Main Streets, across from courthouse, Rockport. (Spencer County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Spencer County Historical Society, and Friends of Southern Hills, Inc.

ID# : 74.1992.2

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In October 1844 Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at Spencer County Courthouse to promote Henry Clay, Whig presidential candidate. Lincoln, during his first trip to Indiana in 14 years, was a guest at the Tavern. Site first marked October 28, 1926.

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Politics