Shelbyville in Shelby County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
—County-Seat Marker —
Presented to the Kuilka Chapter D. A. R. by O. J. Penwell
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° 24.397′ N, 88° 47.453′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Illinois, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the left traveling from the east at "Freedom Square" in full view of the Court House on the Right. Marker is in this post office area: Shelbyville IL 62565, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom Square (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); " Let's Debate " by John McClarey (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln - Thornton Debate (within shouting Lincoln-Thornton Debate / Lincoln Circuit (within shouting distance of this marker); First Commercial Pick-up Baler (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Thornton (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveling the Circuit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
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, (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) 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 1,480 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on September 9, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 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.