Springfield in Sangamon 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 this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 39° 48.032′ N, 89° 38.915′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on East Adams Street west of Sixth Street, on the left when traveling west. On East Adams Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets (Lincoln Square) on the "Wall of Placques" across the street from the "Old State Capital" building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Potawatomi Trail of Death (here, next to this marker); President-Elect Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); 1859-1911 (here, Departure Point of The Donner Party (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Stephen A. Douglas (a few steps from this marker); The Bath & Barber Shop (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. All the County-Seat Markers, in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857.
Also see . . .
1. The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. 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 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 (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. 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 15, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,868 times since then and 13 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week December 14, 2008. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 4. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.