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Near Homer in Champaign County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail

 

—Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial Circuit —

 
Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 28, 2009
1. Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. A National Historic trail of the Boy Scouts of America established in 1963 as part of the circuit traveled between Urbana and Danville, Il. By Abraham Lincoln on the Eighth Judicial District in 1847 - 1859.

The trail traverses 16 miles easterly from this point, deviating North from U. S. 150 through strip-mine pollywogs to campgrounds in Kickapoo State Park near the intersection of the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River system with Vermilion Co. 32.

Dedicated in 1979 to
Prof. H. W. Scott                                                       John F. Buford  
University of Illinois-Urbana              and               Eagle Scout BSA Troop 40
Father of the Trail                                                       St. Joseph, Il     
BSA Arrowhead Council 117     —     Champaign, Il

 
Erected 1979 by BSA Troop 40 St. Joseph, Illinois, and BSA Arrowhead Council 117 Champaign, Illinois.
 
Location. 40° 4.544′ N, 87° 58.968′ W. Marker is near Homer, Illinois, in Champaign County. Marker is on Homer Lake Road (County Route 14) west of South Homer Lake Road (County Route 2575 E), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. There is parking
"Small Plaque" on side of Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 28, 2009
2. "Small Plaque" on side of Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker
It reads:
Sean M. Brunk
Monument relocation to this site from 1 1/4 miles East on the “Old State Road” 6-19-81.
Troop 40 BSA St. Joseph, Il.
Eagle Scout Project
and a picnic table - fine place to have a lunch. Marker is in this post office area: Homer IL 61849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. On The Bloomington Road / The Clark Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lincoln at Kelley's Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District / A Friend of Lincoln (approx. 4.8 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 5.5 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Forded Stony Creek (approx. 8.4 miles away); Site of German Lutheran Immanuel Church (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homer.
 
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, starting from Springfield.
Looking North / West - - Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 28, 2009
3. Looking North / West - - Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker
(Submitted on November 1, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Looking East - - Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
4. Looking East - - Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker
Looking South - - Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 28, 2009
5. Looking South - - Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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