Near Carlock in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
Woodford / McLean Counties
— County Line Marker —
Erected 1922 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 1847.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 36.69′ N, 89° 7.774′ W. Marker was near Carlock, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker was on County Road N 750 E north of County Road E 2250N, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Carlock IL 61725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Normal, Illinois (approx. 10.2 miles away); A Station and a Home (approx. 10.2 miles away); Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's SchoolHighland Historic District (approx. 10.8 miles away); Van Leer's Broadview Mansion Bell (approx. 10.9 miles away); Cedar Crest Historic District (approx. 10.9 miles away); Historic Camelback Bridge (approx. 11 miles away); Franklin Square Historic District (approx. 11.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. 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 October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Fraker, Guy C. Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit.. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017; 130 pp.
If you’ve ever wanted to retrace Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps as a lawyer, Guy Fraker’s A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit is exactly the book you need and a great starting point for your journey, even if you only take it vicariously.
The third in the series of “Looking for Lincoln” guidebooks by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial
Only two Courthouses in which Lincoln practiced law exist today, one in Metamora and the other in Mt. Pulaski, and both are gems. James Cornelius, curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, suggests that three or four days be set aside to properly take in all the sites, and I agree with him.
My son Alex and I scheduled a week, one day for each segment of Fraker’s tour plus three days in Springfield, and that was more than adequate. I also purchased a DeLorme map of Illinois with detailed county maps and that made life on the circuit much easier. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio.)
1. Lincoln 8th Judicial Marker: Carlock, Il.
At one time this marker had gone missing. As of the end of 2014 the marker has been replaced. It appears to have had an new concrete structure created similar to the originals but less ornate.
The marker has been replaced on its original base and placed on the McLean-Woodford County line.
However, on close inspection of the bronze plaque, it appears to bear the scar of a bullet wound. At some point the marker has been used for target practice. There does seem to be some concrete patching on the back of the marker as well.
— Submitted January 6, 2015, by Corey Meyer of El Paso, Illinois.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,354 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Corey Meyer of El Paso, Illinois. 4. submitted on July 6, 2021, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio. 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 8. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 9. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.