Mount Vernon in Jefferson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon
In 1870 a Third State Constitution was adopted. The Constitution of 1870 provided for the establishment of the Illinois Appellate Court by the legislature after 1874. Four Districts of the Appellate Court were established in 1877. Mt. Vernon was selected as the site of the Fourth District. Both the Supreme Court and the Appellate Court used this building until 1897, when the three Grand Divisions of the Supreme Court were consolidated into one locale in Springfield. The Appellate Court, Fourth District, then had exclusive use of the building, and the building became known as the Appellate Courthouse. On January 1, 1964, pursuant to an Amendment to the Illinois Constitution of 1870, the Fourth District became the Fifth District. The Fifth District has remained unchanged since 1964 and comprises the southernmost 57 counties of Illinois.
Location. 38° 19.05′ N, 88° 54.483′ 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. The Illinois Supreme Court in Mt. Vernon (here, Why Is Lincoln Beardless? (here, next to this marker); State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad (here, next to this marker); Attorney Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Appellate Courthouse (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. The Illinois Appellate Court. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.