Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Postville Court House Site
From 1839 to 1848 the seat of Logan County was Postville, which centered in the Court House located on this site. In this structure Abraham Lincoln, a member of the Traveling Bar of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, attended court twice a year.
Erected 1934 by State of Illinois.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. 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 1839.
Location. 40° 8.831′ N, 89° 22.801′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on South Monroe Street north of 5th Street (Business Interstate 55), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the east end of the Postville Court House Site grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 914 5th St, Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); Postville Courthouse State Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln at PostvilleDeskins Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Davis and Lincoln at Deskins Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Postville Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mill on 66 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roadside Attractions (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
More about this marker. According to the Illinois State Historical Society's website, the marker was dedicated in 1934.
Also see . . .
1. Postville Courthouse State Historic Site. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. 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.)
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