Havana in Mason 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 40° 18.017′ N, 90° 3.722′ W. Marker is in Havana, Illinois, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of North Plum Street and West Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Plum Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havana IL 62644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason County's Tribute to the Soldiers 1861 - 1865 (a few steps from this marker); Lewistown Trail (approx. 8.3 miles away); On This Spot Abraham Lincoln Spoke to the Citizens of Bath
Also see . . . 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.)
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 1,930 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 6. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.