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Near Ridge Farm in Edgar County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Vermilion / Edgar Counties

 

óCounty Line Marker ó

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
This is a "Trail Marker" that is located at given County Boundry Lines that Lincoln and his fellow Lawyers crossed - as they road the Eighth Judical Circuit preforming their duties between 1847 - 1859.
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. 39° 52.852′ N, 87° 39.282′ W. Marker is near Ridge Farm, Illinois, in Edgar County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 150 and County Route 2800, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 150. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridge Farm IL 61870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Treaty Between Harrison and the Indians (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pontiac Peace Treaty (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 5.6 miles away); Georgetown Parade of Patriots Monument
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dr. Tom Peet, October 11, 2018
2. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
Vermilion/Edgar county line marker as of October, 2018
(approx. 6.6 miles away); Georgetown Area Honor Roll (approx. 6.6 miles away); 73rd and 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (approx. 6.8 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 97) (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridge Farm.
 
More about this marker. Marker is about one mile South of Ridge Farm on U.S. 150 (Illinois 1) at 100 N. (Vermilion County Line) - It is also known as 2800 N. (Edgar County Line.) The Marker is in Edgar County land - at what is know as the Vermilion and Edgar County Line.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. Has a map and history of the route that Abraham Lincoln took as he worked as a Lawyer the Eighth Judical District of 1847 - 1859. This Marker Series takes in 14 County Court Houses and County Lines Lincoln crossed in his travels as said lawyer. For Lincoln 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 August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. 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.) 

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
Looking East - Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
3. Looking East - Marker
Note the County Road Signs... In Edgar County 1700E is really Illinois #1 (a.k.a. U.S. 150).
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.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Also Read!
Fraker, Guy C. Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincolnís Eighth Judicial Circuit. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017; 130 pp.

If youíve ever wanted to retrace Abraham Lincolnís footsteps as a lawyer, Guy Frakerís A Guide to Lincolnís Eighth Judicial Circuit is exactly the book you need and a great starting point for your journey, even if you only take it vicariously. The third in the series of “Looking for Lincoln” guidebooks by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, A Guide to Lincolnís Eighth Judicial Circuit is the best way to tour the circuit short of having Guy Fraker, a retired lawyer, lead you in person. Printed on high quality glossy paper with dozens of color and black and white photographs and pictures, Fraker divides the tour into four segments, each of which
Marker's Base Post - - Denoting The Vermilion / Edgar County Lines image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
4. Marker's Base Post - - Denoting The Vermilion / Edgar County Lines
In actuality the marker sits on Edgar County land just over the Vermilion - Edgar County Line.
has a basic map (not really adequate to use as a guide but much better than nothing), excellent turn-by-turn instructions, the locations of County Line Markers and Courthouse Markers, Wayside Exhibits, Lincoln points of interest, background information on people, places, and legal cases, unique Lincoln stories, as well as the inns and hotels where the legal entourage frequently stayed while on the circuit. Only two Courthouses in which Lincoln practiced law exist today, one in Metamora and the other in Mt. Pulaski, and both are gems. James Cornelius, curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, suggests that three or four days be set aside to properly take in all the sites, and I agree with him. My son Alex and I scheduled a week, one day for each segment of Frakerís tour plus three days in Springfield, and that was more than adequate. I also purchased a DeLorme map of Illinois with detailed county maps and that made life on the circuit much easier.
    — Submitted October 21, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio.

 
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Photo Up-Date - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
5. Photo Up-Date - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
A sun-rise and a new crop year provides a fresh view to this marker. Also, the marker itself was repaired and cleaned up ! (Click any of the photos to see the details.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,148 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   2. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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