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Near Kenney in Dewitt County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Logan / DeWitt Counties

 

—County Line Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker - Base... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker - Base...
The County Name Plates of Logan and DeWitt yet attached.
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 is missing. It was located near 40° 6.001′ N, 89° 8.725′ W. Marker was near Kenney, Illinois, in Dewitt County. Marker was on County Route 350 N 0.3 miles west of County Road 020 E, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is at the intersection of a "Service Road," on the North side of the road (about two and a half miles West of Kenney, Illinois on 350 N.). Marker was in this post office area: Kenney IL 61749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Circuit Court Stop (approx. 9.7 miles away); Mt. Pulaski Court House (approx. 9.7 miles away); Lincoln's Law Practice (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
First View of the Upper Portion. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
2. First View of the Upper Portion.
Heavy with a small scrub tree or brush which removed easily prior to final photos.
(approx. 9.7 miles away); Bi-Plane - Train Race 1910 (approx. 10 miles away); Lincoln's Friends and Foes (approx. 10.4 miles away); DeWitt County War Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away); Humorous Moments (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. All the County Line 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. All the County-Seat Markers. . . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the
Brush Removed..... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
3. Brush Removed.....
All seem to be in good condition - only needing to replace the missing top.
Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857. (Submitted on October 10, 2008.) 

4. Travel with Lincoln. 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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View from a Distance.... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
4. View from a Distance....
This is what the Original  would Look Like...... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
5. This is what the Original would Look Like......
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,991 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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