Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Mattoon in Coles County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District

Shelby / Coles Counties

 

—County Line Marker —

 
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
This is the "border marker" for Shelby and Coles County - at a place along the route that Lincoln and his fellow lawyers traveled to conduct legal duties at the Shelby County Court House in Shelbyville, Illinois.
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° 26.383′ N, 88° 27.191′ W. Marker is near Mattoon, Illinois, in Coles County. Marker is at the intersection of Old State Road and County Route 100E, on the left when traveling west on Old State Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mattoon IL 61938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of The Village of Richmond (approx. 2.5 miles away); Gene Goodwin Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cole Edward Spencer (approx. 2.6 miles away); General U. S Grant took Command (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lincoln's Last Visit / The Debaters in Mattoon (approx. 5.1 miles away); Strasburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.7
Wide View:: Abraham Lincoln - - Boundry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Wide View:: Abraham Lincoln - - Boundry Marker
The Marker sits on the South side of the road. The original post (county plates) were totally destroyed. The main plaque was salvaged and this new type base was built. A ceremony in June 1979 rededicated it into use as Lincoln's County Boundry Marker for Shelby/Coles Counties.
miles away); Lincoln and Divorce (approx. 10.7 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 13.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mattoon.
 
More about this marker. From U.S. Highway 57 exit east at State Road #16. Turn right at (first) County Road 870E, travel south to County Road #7 and turn west onto State Road #7. State Road #7 becomes known as "Old State Highway" just past County Road 280E. In a short distance - the marker will be on the left.
 
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
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
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
. . . 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 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.) 
 
Categories. Civil RightsGovernmentNotable EventsNotable PersonsPolitical Subdivisions
 
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 1,948 times since then and 24 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.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures and/or information about the June 1979 Rededication of this marker. • Can you help?
Paid Advertisement