Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
— County-Seat Marker —
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, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists.
Location. 39° 50.479′ N, 88° 57.986′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North Pine Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 North Pine Street, Decatur IL 62522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Getting There from Here (here, next to this marker); The Richard J. Oglesby Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's Decatur Ally (approx. 0.3 miles away); Macon County's First Court House (approx. Let Us All Be United (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech (approx. 0.6 miles away); Choosing a President (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Railsplitter Candidate (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Also see . . .
1. The REAL Lincoln Highway. 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 September 1, 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. All the County Line Markers. . . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - (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.)
5. Dedication of Marker in 1921. Here is an "un-named" and "un-dated" newspaper clipping that describes the Dedication of this County-Seat Marker. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,827 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.