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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon IL 62864, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 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 (here, next to this marker); 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); Mt. Vernon Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
Also see . . .
1. Appellate Courthouse, Fifth District. "Society of Architectural Historians Archipedia" entry (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Appellate Court Building, Fourteenth & Main Streets, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, IL. Library of Congress entry:
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on December 15, 2012. 4. submitted on December 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.