Edward R. Madigan (1936-1994) was honored for his lifelong dedication to state and national public service when Railsplitter State Park was renamed in his memory in 1995. The site is along Salt Creek in Logan County on the south edge of Lincoln.This 974-acre site is an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet and peaceful experience. The State of Illinois acquired the land in 1970 from the Department of Mental Health. Development of the park started in 1971. Species of trees now in the area include oak, walnut, sycamore, ash, hackberry and hickory. The park is the home of the largest sycamore tree in Illinois. Native birds and wildlife abound.