Clinton County Circuit Court

City: Carlyle

County: Clinton

State: Illinois

In 1825, the Illinois General Assembly placed the Clinton County Circuit Court in the Second Judicial Circuit, where it remained for the duration of Abraham Lincoln's lifetime. Lincoln was involved in just one case in the Clinton County Circuit Court.

"An Act Supplemental to an Act, Entitled 'An Act Regulating and Establishing the Supreme and Circuit Courts of this State,'" 17 January 1825, Laws of Illinois (1825), 170-71; Eugene L. Gross and William L. Gross, An Index to All the Laws of the State of Illinois (Springfield, IL: E. L. Gross & W. L. Gross, 1869), 7; Anderson, Bell & Co. v. Maxey & Garvin, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds. The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d ed. (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), (