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Near Mount Auburn in Christian County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Macon / Christian Counties

 

óCounty Line Marker ó

 
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By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
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° 47.023′ N, 89° 8.501′ W. Marker is near Mount Auburn, Illinois, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Auburn Blacktop Road (County Road E 2175N) and South 3rd Principal Meridian Road (County Road N 2100E), on the left when traveling west on Mt. Auburn Blacktop Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Auburn IL 62547, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Lincoln Cabin (approx. 2.4 miles away); Whitley Mill and Dam (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lincolnís First Illinois Home
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By Dr. Tom Peet, October 12, 2018
2. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
Macon/Christian county marker as of October, 2018
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Lincoln National Memorial Highway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Getting There from Here (approx. 10.1 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 10.1 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-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
Marker Base with County Name Plates image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Marker Base with County Name Plates
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 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
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By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
4. View to the South
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.

 
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View to the West image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
5. View to the West
South Long View image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
6. South Long View
 
 
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