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Petersburg in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
Petersburg, Illinois

— County-Seat Marker —
 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
 
Inscription.
Abraham Lincoln
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ··· 1847 - 1857
 
Erected 1921 by the Lincoln Circuit Marking Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 0.659′ N, 89° 50.922′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is at the intersection of East Douglas Avenue and South Sixth Street, on the left when traveling west on East Douglas Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg IL 62675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Lincoln in Petersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln the Surveyor (about 300 feet away, in a direct line); The Survey of Petersburg (about 400 feet away); Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson (approx. 1.1 miles away); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Salem (approx. 4.6 miles away); Sangamon River (approx. 4.6 miles away); Historic Tree (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
 
Long View of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Long View of Marker
Petersburg Court House is in the background.
 

1. The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. Is the “leading authority" on Abraham Lincoln's trail as he and his fellow lawyers worked on the Illinois Eighth Judicial District of 1847 - 1859. See Map and History of the special Marker Series written by Guy Fraker. Over more than four hundred miles of Illinois were traveled by Lincoln and his fellow Lawyers per journey around the Circuit by horse and buggy. For students and 'they that seek' a better understanding of life in the 1860's - - this is indeed a Historical trip through the heart-land of America on the roads of Illinois. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. All the County-Seat Markers. . . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857. (Submitted on October 10, 2008.) 

3. All the County Line Markers. . . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857. (Submitted on October 10, 2008.) 

4. Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincoln’s buggy and take a trip with Lincoln and his fellow lawyers on the job traveling Illinois as Circuit Lawyers. See all the Lincoln Circuit Markers (and a surprise or two), in the order of his travels while a member of the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District (of Illinois) during 1847-1857. Use the “First >>” button in the upper right to see these markers in sequence, starting from Springfield. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Another View of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Another View of Marker
 
 
Menard County Court House at Petersburg, Illinois Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
4. Menard County Court House at Petersburg, Illinois
Best view possible due to wounderful shade trees around the County Square.
 
 
Old Photo - Petersburg Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
Courtesy - Northern Illinois University Digital Project
5. Old Photo - Petersburg Courthouse
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,718 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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