Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln The Lawyer
“ A Rustic on his First Visit “
—Looking for Lincoln —
This Federal Style Structure was erected I 1836, serving until it was replaced by the third courthouse in 1868. Often referred to as “coffee
On Sunday, April 16, 1865, following numerous funeral sermons in the city’s churches, one of the largest crowds gathered on the courthouse lawn to mourn the death of President Lincoln. Journalist Ida Tarbell observed: “Elsewhere it was only a President, a national leader, who had been lost; here it was a personal friend, and people refused to be comforted.... people gathered in the yard about the court-house, where for years they had been accustomed to see Lincoln coming and going. ...” Two weeks later, crowds gathered along the Chicago and Alton Rail Road line to pay homage to the dead President as the Lincoln Funeral passed through Bloomington on its way to Springfield and Lincoln’s final resting place.
Erected 2008 by Looking for Lincoln Heritage Commission and the City of Bloomington.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Looking for Lincoln marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Main Street, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Phoenix Block (a few steps from this marker); World War II War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Risk of the Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Street Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller-Davis Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miller-Davis Buildings (about 400 feet away); The Rounds Block (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
Also see . . . 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, (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 October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,860 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 7. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.