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Near Kenney in DeWitt County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Logan / DeWitt Counties

 

— County Line Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dr. Tom Peet, October 16, 2018
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
The Logan/DeWitt county line marker as of October, 2018
Inscription.  
Abraham Lincoln
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District
1847 - 1859

 
Erected 1922 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 & PoliticsRoads & 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 1847.
 
Location. 40° 6.001′ N, 89° 8.725′ W. Marker is near Kenney, Illinois, in DeWitt County. Marker is on County Route 350 N, 0.3 miles west of County Road 020 E, on the right when traveling west. It is at the intersection of a "Service Road," on the North side of the road (about two and a half miles West of Kenney, Illinois on 350 N.). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenney IL 61749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Circuit Court Stop (approx. 9.7 miles away); Mt. Pulaski Court House
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker - Base... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
2. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker - Base...
The County Name Plates of Logan and DeWitt yet attached.
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(approx. 9.7 miles away); Lincoln's Law Practice (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 9.7 miles away); Bi-Plane - Train Race 1910 (approx. 10 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 10.4 miles away); Lincoln's Friends and Foes (approx. 10.4 miles away); DeWitt County War Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  "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.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Also Read!
Fraker, Guy C. Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth
First View of the Upper Portion. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
3. First View of the Upper Portion.
Heavy with a small scrub tree or brush which removed easily prior to final photos.
Judicial Circuit.
Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017; 130 pp.

If you’ve ever wanted to retrace Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps as a lawyer, Guy Fraker’s A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit is exactly the book you need and a great starting point for your journey, even if you only take it vicariously. The third in the series of “Looking for Lincoln” guidebooks by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit is the best way to tour the circuit short of having Guy Fraker, a retired lawyer, lead you in person. Printed on high quality glossy paper with dozens of color and black and white photographs and pictures, Fraker divides the tour into four segments, each of which has a basic map (not really adequate to use as a guide but much better than nothing), excellent turn-by-turn instructions, the locations of County Line Markers and Courthouse Markers, Wayside Exhibits, Lincoln points of interest, background information on people, places, and legal cases, unique Lincoln stories, as well as the inns and hotels where the legal entourage frequently stayed while on the circuit. Only two Courthouses in which Lincoln practiced law exist today, one in Metamora and the other in Mt. Pulaski, and both are gems. James Cornelius, curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Brush Removed..... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
4. Brush Removed.....
All seem to be in good condition - only needing to replace the missing top.
and Museum, suggests that three or four days be set aside to properly take in all the sites, and I agree with him. My son Alex and I scheduled a week, one day for each segment of Fraker’s tour plus three days in Springfield, and that was more than adequate. I also purchased a DeLorme map of Illinois with detailed county maps and that made life on the circuit much easier.
    — Submitted October 21, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio.

2. Marker Condition - 2018
As you can see in the picture above, this marker has been refurbished and is once again in its proper location.
    — Submitted October 22, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio.
 
View from a Distance.... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
5. View from a Distance....
This is what the Original  would Look Like...... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
6. This is what the Original would Look Like......
All the County Line Markers image. Click for more information.
By Larry Gertner, May 5, 2021
7. All the County Line Markers
HMDB marker entries, in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857
(Submitted by Kevin W. of Stafford Virginia; October 10, 2008)
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All the County Seat Markers image. Click for more information.
By Larry Gertner, May 7, 2021
8. All the County Seat Markers
HMDb marker entries, in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857.
(Submitted by Kevin W. of Stafford Virginia; October 10, 2008)
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Travel with Lincoln image. Click for more information.
By Larry Gertner
9. Travel with Lincoln
All the HMDb Lincoln Circuit Markers, and a few others, following Lincoln's travels while a member of the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District from 1847 - 1857
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 by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana; October 17, 2008)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,167 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 20, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   7. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   8, 9. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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