Asked in History of the United StatesIllinoisNicknames
How did Illinois get its nickname?
December 29, 2015 9:21PM
Abraham Lincoln is from Illinois, and that is how Illinois got
Not sure which 'nickname' you meant so:
Prairie State- dates back to around 1842. Most of the state was covered with prairie grass.
Land of Lincoln- Because this is were Abe Lincoln 'started' his political career. It is not where he was born that was Kentucky.