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Charleston in Coles County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Charleston, 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
(Click on any of the photos to see full details.) It is unusual to see a "Lincoln Court House Marker" attached directly to a court house building. Most are mounted on a concrete (stone) slab - then installed on or near the court house.
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° 29.681′ N, 88° 10.504′ W. Marker is in Charleston, Illinois, in Coles County. Marker is on Jackson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the Exterior Entry Wall of building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 651 Jackson Avenue, Charleston IL 61920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rally After the Debate / Lincoln in Coles County (within shouting distance of this marker); Coles County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Coles County - - Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Moore House (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Reuben Moore Home (approx. 7.1 miles away); Lincoln's Care for His Family
Coles County - Charleston - Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Coles County - Charleston - Court House Marker
This is the South Entrance of the Court House. The "Lincoln Court House Marker" can be seen at the top of the stairs between the door-ways.
(approx. 8.1 miles away); The Last Lincoln Farm (approx. 8.1 miles away); Lincoln's Last Visit / The Debaters in Mattoon (approx. 10.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District. As per Guy Fraker's research - - Charleston, (Coles County) Illinois was not in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. However, Lincoln had a great amount of his legal business in this county during his Professional career in central Illinois. Therefore, the "Lincoln Circuit Marking Association" thought it appropiate that Cole County needed to be part of the memorial marker program.
 
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
Coles County - Charleston, Illinois - Court House image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
3. Coles County - Charleston, Illinois - Court House
(Click photo to see Details.) The marker can be seen on the left by the tree and the Court House Entrance at the top of the stairs.
of America on the roads of Illinois. (Submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Dedication of Lincoln Marker. A History of the "Sally Lincoln Chapter" of the D.A.R. "Daughters of the American Revolution" - Charleston - Coles County Illinois is inter-twined with the Lincoln Marker. A detailed description of the Lincoln Marker Dedication (3-12-1921) is recorded in this work. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

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. 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.) 

5. 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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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,590 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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