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Cass County Circuit Court

City: Beardstown

County: Cass

State: Illinois

When the Illinois General Assembly created Cass County in 1837, it placed the Cass County Circuit Court in the First Judicial Circuit. Abraham Lincoln handled several cases in this circuit court at Beardstown, including the famous Almanac Trial.

An Act for the Formation of the County of Cass; People v. Armstrong, 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), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=135794.