Brown County Circuit Court

City: Mt. Sterling

County: Brown

State: Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly placed the Brown County Circuit Court in the Fifth Judicial Circuit from Brown County's creation in 1839. Abraham Lincoln and his partners served as attorney for three cases on appeal from the Brown County Circuit Court to the Illinois Supreme Court.

An Act to Create the County of Brown out of the County of Schuyler; An Act Dividing the State into Judicial Circuits; For Lincoln's cases, search under Court Name, "Brown County Circuit Court," Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),