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Tremont in Tazewell County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tremont Courthouse

1839 - 1850

 
 
Tremont Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Tremont Courthouse Marker
The courthouse is long gone. The area is now a residential neighborhood.
Inscription.  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: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
 
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 Submarines
Long View - - Tremont Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Long View - - Tremont Courthouse Marker
(approx. 12.6 miles away); Waterborn 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); Civil War Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away); Bradley University Home Plate (approx. 13.8 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 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. All the County-Seat Markers. . . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District,
Wide View - - Tremont Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Wide View - - Tremont Courthouse Marker
1847 - 1857. (Submitted on October 10, 2008.) 

3. All the County Line Markers. . . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857. (Submitted on October 10, 2008.) 

4. 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, starting from Springfield. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Additional keywords. Duels
 
Old photo of the Tremont Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Corey Meyer
4. Old photo of the Tremont Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,275 times since then and 51 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. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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