Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1841 - 1861
—Vermilion County, Illinois —
Erected 2005 by Vermilion County Museum Society.
Location. 40° 7.495′ N, 87° 37.772′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Vermilion Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker located on South/West Corner of the South wall of the County Court House exterior wall. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln / Lamon Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Danville Friends (within shouting distance of this marker); Danville's Lincoln (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Temple / Danville USA (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lindley Sign Post Forest (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Also see . . .
1. The Real Lincoln Highway: The Forgotten Lincoln Circuit Markers by Guy C. Fraker. The Vermilion County Court House is one of the fourteen Counties that Lincoln stopped at as a lawyer of the Eighth Judicial District Circuits between 1847 - 1859. This link has a map and history of the route that Abraham Lincoln took as he travelled this Circuit. 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. Travel with Lincoln. Climb into Lincoln’s 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 1847-1857. Use the “First >>” button in the upper right to see these markers in sequence, starting from Springfield. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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