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Fayette County Circuit Court

City: Vandalia

County: Fayette

State: Illinois

After the creation of Fayette County in 1821, the Fayette County Circuit Court became part of the Third Judicial Circuit. It remained in the Third Circuit until 1824, when the General Assembly moved it to the Second Judicial Circuit, where it remained for the remainder of Abraham Lincoln's life.

"An Act Changing the Terms of Circuit Courts and Altering the Circuits," 14 February 1821, Laws of Illinois (1821), 157-58; "An Act Constituting and Regulating the Supreme and Circuit Courts of this State," 29 December 1824, Laws of Illinois (1825), 41.