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Kansas in Edgar County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Edgar / Coles Counties

 

—County Line Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial Circuit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial Circuit Marker
This is the "border marker" for Coles and Edgar Counties - at the place - along the route that Lincoln and his fellow lawyers traveled going to Coles County Court House at Charleston, Illinois to conduct legal duties.
Inscription.
Abraham Lincoln
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District
1847 - 1859

 
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° 30.59′ N, 87° 57.677′ W. Marker is in Kansas, Illinois, in Edgar County. Marker is on Coach Road (County Road 300N) near County Road 2780E, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas IL 61933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grandview Township Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Matson Slave Trial (approx. 10.6 miles away); Home of Dr. Hiram Rutherford (approx. 10.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away); Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River (approx. 10.7 miles away); Oakland, Illinois Community W. W. I War Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Travel south from Grandview, Illinois on County Road #20.
Looking West - - Lincoln County Boundry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Looking West - - Lincoln County Boundry Marker
The "Old Coach Road" is a very lonely rough and rugged -but- it is a scenic road which will indeed give you the feeling of riding along with Lincoln.
Just out of town - take 300N - (which becomes Coach Road) to Marker on the North Side of this gravel road.
 
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 2, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. 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.) 

3. 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.) 

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
Photo Up-Date 2010 - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
3. Photo Up-Date 2010 - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
Crop season different and the marker itself has been freshened up. (Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
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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Photo Up-Date 2010 - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
4. Photo Up-Date 2010 - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
Photo Up-Date 2010 - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
5. Photo Up-Date 2010 - - Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,958 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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