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Near Ridge Farm in Edgar County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Vermilion / Edgar Counties

 

—County Line Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
This is a "Trail Marker" that is located at given County Boundry Lines that Lincoln and his fellow Lawyers crossed - as they road the Eighth Judical Circuit preforming their duties between 1847 - 1859.
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. 39° 52.852′ N, 87° 39.282′ W. Marker is near Ridge Farm, Illinois, in Edgar County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 150 and County Route 2800, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 150. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridge Farm IL 61870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pontiac Peace Treaty (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 5.6 miles away); Georgetown Parade of Patriots Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Georgetown Area Honor Roll (approx. 6.6 miles away); 73rd and 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (approx. 6.8 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 97) (approx. 7.9 miles away); Sidell Veterans War Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Looking East - Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
2. Looking East - Marker
Note the County Road Signs... In Edgar County 1700E is really Illinois #1 (a.k.a. U.S. 150).
Marker is about one mile South of Ridge Farm on U.S. 150 (Illinois 1) at 100 N. (Vermilion County Line) - It is also known as 2800 N. (Edgar County Line.) The Marker is in Edgar County land - at what is know as the Vermilion and Edgar County Line.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. Has a map and history of the route that Abraham Lincoln took as he worked as a Lawyer the Eighth Judical District of 1847 - 1859. This Marker Series takes in 14 County Court Houses and County Lines Lincoln crossed in his travels as said lawyer. For Lincoln 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 August 24, 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 buggy and take a trip with Lincoln and his fellow lawyers on the job traveling Illinois as Circuit Lawyers.
Marker's Base Post - - Denoting The Vermilion / Edgar County Lines image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
3. Marker's Base Post - - Denoting The Vermilion / Edgar County Lines
In actuality the marker sits on Edgar County land just over the Vermilion - Edgar County Line.
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.) 
 
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Photo Up-Date - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
4. Photo Up-Date - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
A sun-rise and a new crop year provides a fresh view to this marker. Also, the marker itself was repaired and cleaned up ! (Click any of the photos to see the details.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,034 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   4. 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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