City: Urbana

County: Champaign

State: Illinois

In 1833, the Illinois General Assembly made the Champaign County Circuit Court a part of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, but in 1841, moved it to the Eighth Judicial Circuit. As the Eighth Judicial Circuit was Abraham Lincoln's home circuit during most of the years he was a traveling circuit lawyer, Lincoln was frequently in Urbana to practice in the Champaign County Circuit Court.

“An Act Regulating the Terms of Holding the Circuit Courts in this State,” 2 March 1833, Revised Laws of Illinois (1833), 165; An Act to Establish Circuit Courts; For Abraham Lincoln's cases in this court, search under Court Name, "Champaign 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),