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Near Monticello in Piatt County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Dewitt / Piatt Counties

 

—County Line 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
This is the "border marker" for DeWitt and Piatt Conties along the Eighth Judicial District Circuit that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers to conduct legal duties at the Piatt County Court House in Monticello, Illinois.
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. 40° 5.915′ N, 88° 41.283′ W. Marker is near Monticello, Illinois, in Piatt County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 300E and County Route 2100N, on the left when traveling south on County Route 300E. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello IL 61856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Railroads Bring Change (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Law and Lodging / Whiskey Mayhem (approx. 7.7 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 7.7 miles away); Trail of Death (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 7.9 miles away); Monticello Journeys
Base Plates on the Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Base Plates on the Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
DeWitt County plate on the left, Piatt County plate on the right. The entire Marker is on Piatt County land at its border with DeWitt County.
(approx. 7.9 miles away); Piatt County Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Lincoln in Monticello (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monticello.
 
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 2, 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
Looking north at the County boundry marker for DeWitt and Piatt Counties image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
3. Looking north at the County boundry marker for DeWitt and Piatt Counties
At this extreme northwestern boarder of Piatt County, the County line lays out of square. Thusly, the Marker follows the lay of the County border lines.
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 1,891 times since then and 18 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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