Urbana in Champaign County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
— County-Seat Marker —
Erected 1921 by the Lincoln Circuit Marking Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. 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 1857.
Location. 40° 6.73′ N, 88° 12.375′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Illinois, in Champaign County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Main Street, Urbana IL 61801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Urbana's Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln & Photography (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthropology and Society (approx. 1.1 miles away); Illini Supersweet Corn (approx. 1.1 miles away); The First Congregational Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Champaign's Lincoln (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lincoln at Kelley's Tavern (approx. 8.4 miles away); Lincoln in Tolono (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
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.)
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 2,443 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 5. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 6. submitted on July 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.