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Sullivan in Moultrie County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Moultrie County Courthouses

 
 
Moultrie County Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
1. Moultrie County Courthouses Marker
Inscription. The Moultrie County Courthouse was dedicated November 12, 1906. It was authorized by the citizens in February 1904, designed by Deal & Ginzel, Lincoln, IL and built by H. B. Walter, Danville, IL for $87,000, including furnishings. It is 75 feet by 90 feet and 112 feet to the top of the dome. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 20, 1995.

The second Courthouse was completed in 1866 by S. W. Conn, Shelbyville, IL for $21,000. It was brick, 50 feet square and 68 feet to the top of the cupola. It was paid for by the sale of the county "swamp Land", now some of the most productive farmland in Illinois.

The first Courthouse was completed in 1848 for $2,800. It was brick and 38 feet square. It burned on November 25, 1864 destroying most of the county records. Abraham Lincoln practiced law in this Courthouse.

Pictures of the first and second Moultrie County Courthouses are below the marker.
 
Erected 2006 by Moultrie County Board.
 
Location. 39° 35.955′ N, 88° 36.405′ W. Marker is in Sullivan, Illinois, in Moultrie County. Marker is on East Harrison Street west of South Washington Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sullivan IL 61951, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Wider View of  Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Wider View of Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District ( a few steps from this marker); Cole Edward Spencer ( approx. 11.4 miles away); Gene Goodwin Park ( approx. 11.4 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District ( approx. 13.4 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District ( approx. 13.7 miles away); Site of The Village of Richmond ( approx. 15 miles away); Traveling the Circuit ( approx. 16.5 miles away); Anthony Thornton ( approx. 16.5 miles away).
 
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Courthouse - Marker on Left Corner of Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
3. Courthouse - Marker on Left Corner of Lawn
Full View - Moultrie County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
4. Full View - Moultrie County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,035 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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