Taylorville is often referred to as "the last stop" because when Lincoln and other lawyers traveling the 8th Judicial Circuit arrived here it was usually their last stop before heading home to Springfield. The old courthouse that was the site of many Lincoln trials has been preserved at the Christian County Historical Museum complex. Totally restored using original construction specifications, this 1839 building includes interior furnishings echoing courtrooms of the period. The Museum complex includes other early buildings, as well as a local history museum. A recent restoration of the Christian County Courthouse in the town square included exposing a beautiful glass dome that had been hidden by a false ceiling for many years. The courthouse square includes a number of shops and restaurants.

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Taylorville Tourism Council
108 W. Market Street, 2nd Floor
Taylorville, IL 62568



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The Last Stop
105 S. Washington St. Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Wayside Exhibit

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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