Charleston in Coles County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
— County-Seat Marker —
traveled this way as he rode
the Circuit of the Eighth
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 & Politics • Roads & 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 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 (Submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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.