Lincoln's Champaign County

It is well known that Abraham Lincoln lived and worked in Illinois, but what is his history with Champaign County?

This country's great leader spent nearly 20 years of his life practicing law on the 8th judicial circuit, traveling from one county seat to another, including the county seat of Urbana in Champaign County. Throughout the year, Lincoln would travel from Decatur to Urbana to Danville to assist with civil and criminal cases that were brought to court.

With Lincoln traveling here many times throughout his career, it is no wonder that Champaign County is home to many exhibits honoring this legend that is larger than life. Learn, explore and experience the history of Abraham Lincoln right here in Champaign County.

Museum of the Grand Prairie

950 N. Lombard
Mahomet, IL 61853


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