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Van Wood in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Sangamon / Menard Counties

 

—County Line Marker —

 
Lincoln - Sangamon and Menard County Line Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Lincoln - Sangamon and Menard County Line Marker Location
There is nothing left of this Marker but this concrete slab and metal rod. The plates on this base were last seen in July of 2002, but have been missing for several years now.
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. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 58.549′ N, 89° 36.795′ W. Marker was in Van Wood, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker was on West Logan County Line Road near Onstant Road (County Highway 2 ¼E). Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Williamsville IL 62693, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln, Deputy Surveyor, Sangamon County, Illinois (approx. 6 miles away); Long Nine Banquet Site (approx. 6 miles away); Highway Tree Planting (approx. 6.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln and the Talisman (approx. 7.8 miles away); Middletown's Lincoln (approx. 8.6 miles away); Camp Butler
Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Looking North
It's missing...
(approx. 10.4 miles away); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 10.8 miles away); Building the Lincoln Tomb (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. All the County Line Markers, in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. 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 October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Travel with Lincoln.
Looking North / West - - Closer View image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Looking North / West - - Closer View
It's still missing...
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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Looking South image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
4. Looking South
Yes, definitely missing...
This is what it would look like............... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
5. This is what it would look like...............
...if it wasn't missing.
This is what the top looked like................ image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
6. This is what the top looked like................
...when it was installed back in 1922.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,659 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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