Taylorville in Christian County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
— County-Seat Marker —
traveled this way as he rode
the Circuit of the Eighth
Judicial District ···1847-1857
Erected 1921 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 1857.
Location. 39° 32.952′ N, 89° 17.713′ W. Marker is in Taylorville, Illinois, in Christian County. Marker is on East Main Cross Street west of South Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Main Street, Taylorville IL 62568, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christian County Coal Miners (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Stop (within shouting distance of this marker); Christian County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 11.6 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" (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
1. Additional reading: "The Last Stop: Lincoln and the "Mud Circuit""
This book details information about Lincoln's special relationship with "the last stop". Descriptions of all 108 cases which include names of jurors, witnesses, judge, sheriff, etc. are contained along with a chronology of Lincoln's visits and a lot more. One of Lincoln's servants came from Taylorville. She visited him the day before he died. She was to return the next day for a pass to return to Illinois along with a gift of money from the president.
Lincoln had a twenty year association with this county and its county seat…Taylorville, Illinois, the last stop on the Eight Judicial Circuit. From this small village, after three months on the circuit, the weary Lincoln and his fellow circuit followers returned home. The tiny village provided 108 cases for Lincoln representing
— Submitted December 1, 2008.
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 3,625 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 14. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 15. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.