Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1841 - 1861
— Vermilion County, Illinois —
Erected 2005 by Vermilion County Museum Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 40° 7.495′ N, 87° 37.772′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Vermilion Street on Main Street. Marker located on South/West Corner of the South wall of the County Court House exterior wall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln / Lamon Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Danville Friends (within shouting distance of this marker); Danville's Lincoln (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Temple / Danville USAAbraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lindley Sign Post Forest (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Also see . . . The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. The Vermilion County Court House is one of the fourteen Counties that Lincoln stopped at as a lawyer of the Eighth Judicial District Circuits between 1847 - 1859. This link has a map and history of the route that Abraham Lincoln took as he travelled this Circuit. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,722 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 5, 6. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.