Mount Vernon in Jefferson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This building was constructed for the Southern Division of the Illinois Supreme Court, one of three divisions created by the Constitution of 1848. Court met in lodge halls in Mount Vernon prior to completion of the center section of this building about 1857. The 1870 Constitution established a system of appellate courts and Mount Vernon was named the seat of the Fourth District. The Supreme Court shared the building until 1897, after which all of its sessions were held in Springfield.
Erected 1974 by Jefferson County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 19.051′ N, 88° 54.48′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Illinois, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 14th Street north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon IL 62864, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Why Is Lincoln Beardless? (here, next to this marker); The Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon (here, next to this marker); The Illinois Supreme Court in Mt. Vernon Attorney Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Women Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Vernon.
Also see . . .
1. Appellate Courthouse History. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Appellate Court Building, Fourteenth & Main Streets, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, IL. The Historic American Building Survey record for the Appellate Courthouse. Includes photos, schematics, and a short history of the building. (Submitted on December 15, 2012.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 3. submitted on . 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.