Historic Lane Place, a great stop in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Historic Lane Place, a great stop in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Henry Lane and his wife Joanna lived in a beautiful antebellum home in the town of Crawfordsville, Indiana. As a girl from the Land of Lincoln we were fascinated when we toured the home and learned about all of the Abraham Lincoln connections.

If not for Lane, we learned that Lincoln may not have made it to the White House. “It was Henry Lane that nominated Abraham Lincoln for President,” our guide shared during the tour of Lane Place.

Henry Lane represented Montgomery County as state representative, U.S. congressman, governor and U.S. senator.

Lane Place is located at 212 S. Water St., and served as the home of Henry S. and Joanna Lane. Built in 1845, the home has Greek Revival features with ten rooms filled with many of the original furnishings.

At President Lincoln’s funeral, Lane served as a pall bearer. anyone interested in Lincoln and Civil War history will enjoy this beautiful home and acreage. Henry Lane’s brother-in-law was General Lew Wallace, author of Ben Hurr, one of the most celebrated Christian books ever written. The story of the family and the Civil War are riveting.

To arrange a visit, call 765-362-3416 or log onto www.lane-mchs.org. The home is open March 1st – mid December from 1 – 5 on Tuesday and 10 – 5 Wednesday – Saturday. The home is closed on Sunday and Monday.

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