Bloomington in McLean 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° 28.801′ N, 88° 59.633′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Main Street, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Risk of the Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phoenix Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln The Lawyer (within shouting distance Sigmund Livingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Street Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloomington, Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Phoenix Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
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 July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,076 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 11. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 12. submitted on July 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.