Tremont in Tazewell County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1839 - 1850
Abraham Lincoln attended court in the fine two story rectangular brick courthouse with four Grecian columns and copper dome on this site. Here in 1842 he was challenged to a duel by James Shields. Lincoln last spoke here August 30, 1858.
Erected 1956 by Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 40° 31.318′ N, 89° 29.41′ W. Marker is in Tremont, Illinois, in Tazewell County. Marker is at the intersection of East Washington Street and South Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east on East Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 East Washington Street, Tremont IL 61568, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 8.9 miles away); Manitowoc SubmarinesWaterborn Services Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away); Schwab - Powell Building (approx. 12.7 miles away); Peoria on The Riverfront / Peoria (approx. 12.7 miles away); Military Services Memorial Plaza (approx. 12.7 miles away); Peoria Settlement Site (approx. 13.1 miles away); Camp Peoria (approx. 13.2 miles away).
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 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Additional keywords. Duels
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,314 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 4. submitted on May 17, 2018, by Corey Meyer of El Paso, Illinois. 5. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.