Lincoln Circuit Ride Monument - Paris, IL

Brief Description:
The monument is dedicated to Abraham Lincoln who visited Edgar County Illinois as a circuit rider before he was our 16th President.
Location:
Paris, IL
Latitude / Longitude
N 39° 36.715
W 087° 41.764
EcoCache ID:
170450002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5
Submitting Group:
IDEAS Class - Carolyn Wenz Elementary School
Website:
http://www.teacherweb.com/IL/CarolynWenz/MrsWright/
Date Submitted
11/03/2009
Significance
Edgar County was one of the stops on Abraham Lincoln's Circuit Ride when he provided legal assistance to Edgar County Illinois residents. This monument is dedicated to him.
Long Description

This monument represents the circuit ride of President Lincoln in 1849-1854, before he was president. At that time he was a lawyer. Lincoln traveled across the state to Edgar County in order to get to court here. President Lincoln most likely stayed in the area with friends until the Judge arrived and court started. This monument is very important to us and is found on the Edgar County Courthouse grounds.


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