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Charleston in Coles County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Charleston, Illinois

 

— County-Seat Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
(Click on any of the photos to see full details.) It is unusual to see a "Lincoln Court House Marker" attached directly to a court house building. Most are mounted on a concrete (stone) slab - then installed on or near the court house.
Inscription.  
Abraham Lincoln
traveled this way as he rode
the Circuit of the Eighth
Judicial District···1847-1857

 
Erected 1921 by the Lincoln Circuit Marking Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 39° 29.681′ N, 88° 10.504′ W. Marker is in Charleston, Illinois, in Coles County. Marker is on Jackson Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Located on the Exterior Entry Wall of building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 651 Jackson Avenue, Charleston IL 61920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coles County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); The Charleston Riot (within shouting distance of this marker); Rally After the Debate / Lincoln in Coles County (within
Coles County - Charleston - Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Coles County - Charleston - Court House Marker
This is the South Entrance of the Court House. The "Lincoln Court House Marker" can be seen at the top of the stairs between the door-ways.
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shouting distance of this marker); Coles County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute of Coles County in Honor of Her Sons Who Fought for the Union (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Charleston (approx. 0.6 miles away); Moore House (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Reuben Moore Home (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District. As per Guy Fraker's research - - Charleston, (Coles County) Illinois was not in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. However, Lincoln had a great amount of his legal business in this county during his Professional career in central Illinois. Therefore, the "Lincoln Circuit Marking Association" thought it appropiate that Cole County needed to be part of the memorial marker program.
 
Also see . . .  The REAL Lincoln Highway. Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association website entry:
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
Coles County - Charleston, Illinois - Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
3. Coles County - Charleston, Illinois - Court House
(Click photo to see Details.) The marker can be seen on the left by the tree and the Court House Entrance at the top of the stairs.
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 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
All the County-Seat Markers image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 7, 2021
4. All the County-Seat Markers
Related HMDb marker entries:
In order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857.
(Kevin W. of Stafford Virginia; 10/10/2008)
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Travel with Lincoln image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 10, 2021
5. Travel with Lincoln
Related HMDb marker entries:
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.
(Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana; 10/17/2008)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,845 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   4. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022