Metamora in Woodford 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
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° 47.5′ N, 89° 21.756′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Illinois, in Woodford County. Marker is on East Partridge Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 East Partridge Street, Metamora IL 61548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stevenson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Speeches by Douglas and Lincoln (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictCivil War Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away).
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. History of Metamora, Illinois. Village webpage (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. 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, (Submitted on October 17, 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 1,789 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 8. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.