Paris in Edgar County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
—County-Seat Marker —
Erected 1921 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° 36.714′ N, 87° 41.761′ W. Marker is in Paris, Illinois, in Edgar County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Wood Street, on the left when traveling south on Central Avenue. Touch for map. On S/E corner of Central Ave and Wood Street. Plenty of on street parking. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 West Court Street, Paris IL 61944, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion's Camp March (within shouting distance of this marker); Millstones Long in the Service of Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution War Memorial - Edgar County Illinois (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); One of The Original Milestones (# 93) (approx. 6.7 miles Grandview Township Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 9.4 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 97) (approx. 10.9 miles away); Fancher Pony Truss Bridge (approx. 13.2 miles away); Ernie Pyle - - Home (approx. 17.1 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Also see . . .
1. The REAL Lincoln Highway. Is 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 September 1, 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. All the County Line Markers. (Submitted on October 10, 2008.)
4. 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,070 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.