Monticello in Piatt 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. 40° 1.51′ N, 88° 34.352′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Illinois, in Piatt County. Marker is on Charter Street south of Washington Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello IL 61856, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Piatt County Veterans Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln in Monticello ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monticello Journeys ( about 700 feet away); Trail of Death ( approx. ¼ mile away); Potawatomi Trail of Death ( approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln - Douglas ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Railroads Bring Change ( approx. 2.1 miles away); Bement Goes to War ( approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
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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. . . in order of Lincoln's travels through them along the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District, 1847 - 1857. (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) (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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