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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Postville Court House Site

 
 
Postville Court House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
1. Postville Court House Site Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
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 Postville
Monroe Street Sidewalk Entry image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
2. Monroe Street Sidewalk Entry
(within shouting distance of this marker); Deskins 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. 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.) 

3. All the County-Seat Markers.
Postville Court House - Monroe Street View image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
3. Postville Court House - Monroe Street View
. . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857. (Submitted on October 10, 2008.) 

4. 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.) 

5. 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.) 
 
Front View - - Postville Court House image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
4. Front View - - Postville Court House
Fifth Street - - Fence in Front of Court House image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
5. Fifth Street - - Fence in Front of Court House
State Historic Site - Sign image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
6. State Historic Site - Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,970 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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