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Mount Vernon in Jefferson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Appellate Courthouse

 
 
Appellate Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. Appellate Courthouse Marker
Inscription.

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. Touch 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
Appellate Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
2. Appellate Courthouse and Marker
(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. mile away); Women Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Appellate Courthouse History. (Submitted on December 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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 WorkMan-Made Features
 
Appellate Court Building - View from northeast image. Click for full size.
By Chauncy Buck, March 15, 1934
3. Appellate Court Building - View from northeast
Appellate Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
4. Appellate Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 31 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.
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