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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Samuel C. Parks

 
 
Samuel C. Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
1. Samuel C. Parks Marker
Inscription. At this site was located the law office of Samuel C. Parks - a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Born in Vermont in 1820, he eventually moved to Logan County, where he served with Lincoln on the Eighth judicial Circuit. The two men shared law offices in Mt. Pulaski and Lincoln, Il. Both men were jointly associated with several legal cases. Aside from his legal duties, Parks was elected to the Illinois legislature in 1854.

Parks was a delegate to the first National Republican Convention in 1856 at which Abraham lincoln received 110 votes for the nomination of Vice President. Parks also worked to secure lincoln's nomination for President in 1860. In 1861 President lincoln appointed Parks the Territorial judge of the Wyoming Territory, and he would be appointed by other Presidents into several judgeships across the country. Parks chaired the first formal observance of memorial Day in Logan County in 1868. In 1911, Logan County Judge lawrence Stringer cited Parks "as one of the few remaining examples of the old school of public men whose stock in trade was their ability, integrity, and pure patriotism."
 
Erected by Logan County Historical Markers.
 
Location. 40° 8.783′ N, 89° 21.778′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois
Lower Level View - - Samuel C. Parks Building image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
2. Lower Level View - - Samuel C. Parks Building
Marker can be seen on building just left past the tree.
, in Logan County. Marker is on South Kickapoo Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Kickapoo Street, Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (within shouting distance of this marker); This Lot was Owned by Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lincoln House (about 400 feet away); Centennial Park (about 500 feet away); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois (about 500 feet away); Lincoln's Lincoln (about 500 feet away); Postville Court House Site (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Also see . . .
1. Samuel C. Parks: A. Lincoln's Distinguished Law Partner and Political Ally in Lincoln, Illinois. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Locating Parks' law office. The true location of the office Abraham Lincoln shared with prominent local attorney Samuel Parks was unknown until a scrapbook turned up in the summer of 2003. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincolnís buggy and take a trip with Lincoln and his fellow lawyers on the job traveling Illinois as Circuit Lawyers. See all the Lincoln
Full View of the Building image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
3. Full View of the Building
This is not the original building.
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 1,822 times since then and 19 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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