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Petersburg in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Petersburg, Illinois

 

— County-Seat Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
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, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 40° 0.659′ N, 89° 50.922′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is at the intersection of East Douglas Avenue and South Sixth Street, on the left when traveling west on East Douglas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg IL 62675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peter McCue (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln in Petersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln the Surveyor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Long View of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Long View of Marker
Petersburg Court House is in the background.
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line); The Frackelton State Bank (about 400 feet away); The Survey of Petersburg (about 400 feet away); R & D Frackelton General Store (about 400 feet away); Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson (approx. 1.1 miles away); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
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 Illinois. (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
Another View of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Another View of Marker
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.) 
 
Menard County Court House at Petersburg, Illinois image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
4. Menard County Court House at Petersburg, Illinois
Best view possible due to wounderful shade trees around the County Square.
Old Photo - Petersburg Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Northern Illinois University Digital Project
5. Old Photo - Petersburg Courthouse
All the County-Seat Markers image. Click for more information.
By Larry Gertner, May 5, 2021
6. 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.
By Larry Gertner
7. Travel with Lincoln
All the HMDb Lincoln Circuit Markers, and a few others, following Lincoln's travels while a member of the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District from 1847 - 1857.
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,186 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   6. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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