Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
66 Roadside Attraction
Abraham Lincoln practiced law here from 1840-1847. This site is located on the original alignment of Route 66 through Lincoln, Illinois. Free admission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists.
Location. 40° 8.823′ N, 89° 22.806′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street (Business Interstate 55) and South Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west on 5th Street. 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 (here, next to this marker); Postville Court House Site (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln at Postville (within shouting distance of this marker); Deskins Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Davis and Lincoln at Deskins Inn 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.
Also see . . . Postville Courthouse State Historic Site. Wikipedia entry:
The replica courthouse was built in 1953, and is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. 3. submitted on April 19, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.