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Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dr. Tom Peet, October 12, 2018
Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Marker
Illinois (Christian County), Mount Auburn — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictMacon / Christian Counties — County Line Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859 — Map (db m12200) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster
This is the site of the Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster which on December 24, 1932, took the lives of all 54 miners entering the mine that day. The Moweaqua Coal Mine was Shelby County's largest. An unprecedented drop in barometric pressure allowed . . . — Map (db m55619) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial
Coal was discovered in Moweaqua in 1886 With mining operations beginning in 1891 The method of mining was room and pillar At a depth of 620 feet Haulage was by mule and motor On Christmas Eve 1932 an explosion in the mine Claimed the . . . — Map (db m55635) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictTaylorville, Illinois — County-Seat Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m12204) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Christian County (Illinois) Courthouse1840 - 1856
The first courthouse of Christian County (originally Dane County) was built in 1840 for $2,350. It was located in the center of Taylorville’s Public Square. Court was held on the lower level with County Officers sharing the upstairs floor. Since . . . — Map (db m29091) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Christian County Coal Miners — Taylorville, Illinois
In Memory and Honor of Christian County Coal Miners — Map (db m12399) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — The Last Stop — "Looking for Lincoln"
“I had pleasant accommodations at Taylorville in company with Mr. Lincoln & Mr. Thorton,” Circuit Judge David Davis once wrote from here. He found this town–the last county seat on his circuit route–to be . . . — Map (db m12208) HM

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