Near Mount Auburn in Christian County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
Macon / Christian Counties
— County Line Marker —
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 & Politics • Roads & 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. 39° 47.023′ N, 89° 8.501′ W. Marker is near Mount Auburn, Illinois, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Auburn Blacktop Road (County Road E 2175N) and South 3rd Principal Meridian Road (County Road N 2100E), on the left when traveling west on Mt. Auburn Blacktop Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Auburn IL 62547, 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. Site of the Lincoln Cabin (approx. 2.4 miles away); Whitley Mill and Dam First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lincoln’s First Illinois Home (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lincoln National Memorial Highway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Getting There from Here (approx. 10.1 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 10.1 miles away).
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.)
Fraker, Guy C. Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth 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
— Submitted October 21, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio.
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 2,172 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 2. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio. 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. submitted on July 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.