Near Ridge Farm in Edgar County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
Vermilion / Edgar Counties
óCounty Line Marker ó
Erected 1922 by the Lincoln Circuit Marking Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 39° 52.852′ N, 87° 39.282′ W. Marker is near Ridge Farm, Illinois, in Edgar County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 150 and County Route 2800, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 150. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridge Farm IL 61870, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pontiac Peace Treaty (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 5.6 miles away); Georgetown Parade of Patriots Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Georgetown Area Honor Roll (approx. 6.6 miles away); 73rd and 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (approx. 6.8 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 97) (approx. 7.9 miles away); Sidell Veterans War Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away).
More about this marker.
Also see . . .
1. The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. Has a map and history of the route that Abraham Lincoln took as he worked as a Lawyer the Eighth Judical District of 1847 - 1859. This Marker Series takes in 14 County Court Houses and County Lines Lincoln crossed in his travels as said lawyer. For Lincoln 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 August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. All the County-Seat Markers. . . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857. (Submitted on October 10, 2008.)
3. Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincolnís 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 (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
1. Also Read!
Fraker, Guy C. Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincolnís Eighth Judicial Circuit. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017; 130 pp.
If youíve ever wanted to retrace Abraham Lincolnís footsteps as a lawyer, Guy Frakerís A Guide to Lincolnís 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 Lincolnís 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,
— Submitted October 21, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,133 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 2. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Dr. Tom Peet of Gahanna, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 5. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.