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Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Champaign / Vermilion Counties

 

óCounty Line Marker ó

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dr. Tom Peet, October 16, 2018
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
Champaign/Vermilion county marker as of October, 2018
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° 4.582′ N, 87° 56.383′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Illinois, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 1350N and County Route 2800E, on the left when traveling east on County Route 1350N. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ogden IL 61859, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); On The Bloomington Road / The Clark Neighborhood (approx. 2.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District / A Friend of Lincoln (approx. 2Ĺ miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lincoln at Kelley's Tavern (approx. 5.9 miles away);
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
This is the "border marker" for Champaign/Vermilion Counties - at the place - that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers going to the Vermilion County Court House at Danville, Illinois on the Eighth Judicial District Circuit trip to conduct legal duties.
Abraham Lincoln Forded Stony Creek (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 7Ĺ miles away); Site of German Lutheran Immanuel Church (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Travel south out of Ogden, Illinois on County Road 2700E / State Route 49. Turn East (left) at first intersection (which is County Rd 1350N, which quickly becomes Lincoln Trail Road). At first intersection (County Road 2800E), Marker is on the left.
 
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
Base of Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
3. Base of Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
Champaign County (plate) on the Left. Vermilion County (plate) on the Right. The entire Marker is on Champaign County land at the Vermilion County border.
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 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
Long View - - Looking North - - into Champaign County image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
4. Long View - - Looking North - - into Champaign County
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 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.
Looking North/East into Vermilion County image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
5. Looking North/East into Vermilion County
From here you are in Vermilion County, and the road is now called "Lincoln Trail Road". It is a very picturesque road to travel as it yet follows its old road bed twisting and turning through Vermilion County to the East.

 
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