Lincoln at Work and Play

DeWitt County was part of the Eighth Judicial Circuit from its beginning, and so was Abraham Lincoln, who attended the first session of DeWitt Circuit Court in Clinton on October 24, 1839....  

Lincoln always welcomed an opportunity to match his great strength (mental or physical) against others.  In the evenings, one of the favorite pastimes of the lawyers - and men who came to court week - was being with each other in jumping long distances on the courthouse lawn...  

Although he had no law partner on the circuit, Lincoln worked more cases with Clinton's resident lawyer, C. H. Moore, than any other lawyer, and he also argued more cases against Moore than any other...

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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Address: East Side of Sq. Clinton, Illinois 62727


Phone Number: 217-935-3364