“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Jefferson County Illinois Historical Markers

Appellate Courthouse and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
Appellate Courthouse and Marker
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Appellate Courthouse
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 . . . — Map (db m61702) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Attorney Abraham LincolnNovember 1859
This monument commemorates Abraham Lincoln's visit to this courthouse on November 18-19, 1859. At that time this building was the Illinois Supreme Court, First Grand Division, and Lincoln was here on behalf of his client, the Illinois Central . . . — Map (db m61741) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Goshen Road
The Goshen Road was one of the main arteries of travel in the early 1800's, when Illinois was frontier country. The road ran in a Northwesterly direction from Shawneetown to Edwardsville - A distance of more than 150 miles. Shawneetown and . . . — Map (db m88993) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad
From 1853 until his nomination for the Presidency in 1860, Lincoln was retained as an attorney by the Illinois Central Railroad, the leading corporation in the state. During this period Lincoln handled many cases for the railroad in state and . . . — Map (db m61742) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — 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 . . . — Map (db m61746) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — The Illinois Supreme Court in Mt. Vernon
Illinois's Second State Constitution, which was adopted in 1848, provided for one Supreme Court divided into three Grand Divisions. Mt. Vernon was designated as the site of the First Grand Division, Springfield was the site of the Second Grand . . . — Map (db m61743) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Veterans of All Wars In Memory of all U. S. Soldiers and Sailors This cannon was rededicated November 8, 2003 to the memory of all Jefferson County Veterans The renovation work was performed by the 1st Illinois . . . — Map (db m61701) WM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Veterans MemorialLest We Forget
In memory of Jefferson County Veterans "The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten." Calvin Coolidge To give a life is a miracle of God To lose a veteran is an unforgettable memory Dedicated December 7, . . . — Map (db m61932) WM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — War Memorial
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Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Why Is Lincoln Beardless?
This monument depicts Abraham Lincoln as he appeared in the late 1850s. In the fall of 1860, a few weeks before he was elected to the Presidency, Lincoln received a letter from Grace Bedell, an 11-year-old girl from Westfield, New York. In her . . . — Map (db m61747) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Women Veterans Memorial
We honor all women, past, present, and future for their patriotism to the United States of America To honor all women veterans for their service to God, home & country — Map (db m61760) HM WM

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