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Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Paris, Illinois

 

—County-Seat Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
The "Lincoln Court House Markers" are this rectangalar shaped style. With few exceptions, most of them are mounted on this concrete (or stone) slab placed on or near the original court house that Lincoln "worked in" with his fellow Lawyers.
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. 39° 36.714′ N, 87° 41.761′ W. Marker is in Paris, Illinois, in Edgar County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Wood Street, on the left when traveling south on Central Avenue. Click for map. On S/E corner of Central Ave and Wood Street. Plenty of on street parking. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 West Court Street, Paris IL 61944, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion's Camp March (within shouting distance of this marker); Millstones Long in the Service of Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution War Memorial - Edgar County Illinois (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); One of The Original Milestones (# 93) (approx. 6.7 miles
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
The marker can clearly be seen under the right tree.
away); Grandview Township Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 9.4 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 97) (approx. 10.9 miles away); Fancher Pony Truss Bridge (approx. 13.2 miles away); Ernie Pyle - - Home (approx. 17.1 miles away in Indiana). Click for a list of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .
1. The REAL Lincoln Highway. 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 September 1, 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. . .
Edgar County Court House, Paris, Illinois image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
3. Edgar County Court House, Paris, Illinois
The mature trees surrounding the entire Court House are great but obstruct a full view of this "stately" built and kept old Court House. Great place for a picnic lunch - enjoy both the trees and the Court House.
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.) 
 
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Another View of the Edgar County Court House, Paris, Illinois image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
4. Another View of the Edgar County Court House, Paris, Illinois
With views limited by mature trees and electrical power lines, it is difficult to get a clear view of the "stately" old Court House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,022 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 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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