Edgar County Circuit Court

City: Paris

County: Edgar

State: Illinois

In 1831, the Illinois General Assembly assigned Edgar County to the Fourth Judicial Circuit, where it remained for the duration of Abraham Lincoln's legal career. During the 1850s, Lincoln handled many cases in Edgar County Circuit Court.

“An Act Supplemental to the Several Acts Regulating the Supreme and Circuit Courts of This State,” 16 February 1831, Laws of Illinois (1831), 45; For Lincoln's cases in Edgar County, search "Edgar County Circuit Court," under "Court Name," 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.