30 acres once owned by Abraham Lincoln in Illinois sold for $300,000

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A 30-acre plot of farmland once owned by President Abraham Lincoln in rural Illinois was sold at auction Tuesday for $300,000.

Retired farmer Ron Best sold the plot as part of his family’s 590-acre farm in the city of Charleston, which includes the plot owned by the nation’s 16th president.

The (Charleston) Times-Courier and Mattoon Journal-Gazette reported Tuesday – Lincoln’s 210th birthday – that the remaining 560 acres sold for $3.9 million, or about $7,000 an acre.

The land once owned by Lincoln went for $10,000 an acre. A representative told the newspaper the buyer wishes to remain anonymous. Plans for the land were not revealed.

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