View up to date information on how Illinois is handling the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the Illinois Department of Public Health


Jersey County Circuit Court

City: Jerseyville

County: Jersey

State: Illinois

Upon the creation of Jersey County in 1839, the Illinois General Assembly placed it in the First Judicial Circuit, where it remained for the duration of Abraham Lincoln’s lifetime. Lincoln handled two cases on appeal from the Jersey County Circuit Court in the Illinois Supreme Court.

An Act to Create and Establish the County of Jersey; “An Act to Fix the Time of Holding Circuit Courts in the First Judicial Circuit,” 14 February 1843, Laws of Illinois (1843), 129; An Act to Establish Circuit Courts; Manning & Glover v. Warren et al., 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=137097; Tuller v. Voght, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138004; “An Act to Fix the Times of Holding Courts in the First Judicial Circuit,” 9 February 1867, Public Laws of Illinois (1867), 50-51.