Clinton in Dewitt 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
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 & Politics • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 40° 9.15′ N, 88° 57.616′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Illinois, in Dewitt County. Marker is on Lincoln Square Circle, on the left when traveling west. Lincoln Square is the old location of the original court house. The entire property now is dedicated as a Memorial Park and carries the name of Lincoln Square. Marker is on the South East corner of Lincoln Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton IL 61727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln at Work and Play (within shouting distance of this marker); DeWitt County War Memorial (within Lincoln's Friends and Foes (within shouting distance of this marker); “You can fool all the people part of the time . . .” (within shouting distance of this marker); Humorous Moments (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln and The Law (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warner's Memories / Lawyers and Book Lovers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln's Hat (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
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 - 1857. (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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,093 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 4. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.