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Near Oakwood in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln Forded Stony Creek

Riding the Judicial Circuit

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Forded Stony Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln Forded Stony Creek Marker
Click any of the photos for details. - - ALL the photos were taken looking West which is the direction Lincoln was traveling to get to Danville, Illinois with his fellow lawyers.
Inscription. At this place from 1841 to 1856 Abraham Lincoln forded Stony Creek when riding the Judicial Circuit
 
Erected by Vermilion County Museum Society.
 
Location. 40° 5.92′ N, 87° 49.608′ W. Marker is near Oakwood, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is on Lincoln Trail Road 0.9 miles west of County Route 680E, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakwood IL 61858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District / A Friend of Lincoln (approx. 3.6 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 4.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 6.2 miles away); Vermilion County War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Potawatomi - A Trail of Death (approx. 7 miles away); Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail (approx. 8.4 miles away); On The Bloomington Road / The Clark Neighborhood (approx. 8.4 miles away); Pilot Township (War) Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincolnís buggy and take a trip with Lincoln and his fellow lawyers on the job traveling Illinois
Modern Day Bridge over Stony Creek image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Modern Day Bridge over Stony Creek
It may look old, but it serves the public well. The Lincoln Trail Road is very scenic and well worth the drive - even if your not interested in historical items.
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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Better View of Stony Creek image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
3. Better View of Stony Creek
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,683 times since then and 4 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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