72. Archeological Overview and Assessment of Lincoln
Home National Historic Site, Sangamon County, Springfield, Illinois.
Osborn, A. J.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site is located in urban Springfield, Illinois. It preserves the residence
of the Abraham Lincoln family before the Civil War, as well as several other residences dating to
the mid-19th century. A number of property lots within the park also formerly contained mid-19thcentury
houses and ancillary buildings. Lincoln's residence and nearby properties have been the subject
of intermittent archeological investigation since 1951. This archeological overview and assessment study
describes the environment of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, reviews the archeological investigations
that have taken place there, and offers recommendations for future archeological research.