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Near Carlock in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Woodford / McLean Counties

 

—County Line Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 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 - 1859

 
Erected 1922 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. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 40° 36.69′ N, 89° 7.774′ W. Marker was near Carlock, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker was on County Road N 750 E north of County Road E 2250N, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Carlock IL 61725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Historic Camelback Bridge (approx. 11 miles away); William Florville (approx. 11.3 miles away); Home of Joseph W. Fifer (approx. 11.4 miles away); Florence Fifer Bohrer (approx. 11.4 miles away); Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I (approx. 11.4 miles away); The Pike House
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Corey Meyer, December 28, 2014
2. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
Note Bullet Hole
(approx. 11.5 miles away); Risk of the Road (approx. 11.5 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
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 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.) 

3. 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.) 

4. Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincoln’s
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Corey Meyer, December 2014
3. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
This photo shows the repaired and replaced marker in Dec. 2014
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.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. 8th Judicial Marker-Woodford/McLean line
Sadly this marker is no longer there.

Editor's Note: Thank you for letting us know. We hope it was removed for maintenance and will be returned soon. Please let us know if it is returned.
    — Submitted June 13, 2010, by Corey Meyer of Eureka, Illinois.

2. Lincoln 8th Judicial Marker: Carlock, Il.
At one time this marker had gone missing. As of the end of 2014 the marker has been replaced. It appears to have had an new concrete structure created similar to the originals but less ornate.

The marker has been replace on its original base and place on the McLean-Woodford County line.

However,
County Name Plates on Base of the Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
4. County Name Plates on Base of the Marker.
on close inspection of the bronze plaque, it appears to bear the scar of a bullet wound. At some point the marker has been used for target practice. There does seem to be some concrete patching on the back of the marker as well. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 6, 2015, by Corey Meyer of El Paso, Illinois.

 
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Looking North - - Woodford County image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
5. Looking North - - Woodford County
Looking South - - McLean County image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
6. Looking South - - McLean County
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,063 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   2, 3. submitted on , by Corey Meyer of El Paso, Illinois.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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