Logan County Circuit Court

City: Lincoln

County: Logan

State: Illinois

When the Illinois General Assembly created Logan County on February 15, 1839, it was attached to the state's First Judicial Circuit. Several days later, however, on February 23, the Assembly declared it part of the state's new Eighth Judicial Circuit, where it remained until after the Civil War.

An Act to Establish the Counties of Menard, Logan, and Dane; An Act Dividing the State into Judicial Circuits; Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer, 1911), 1:563-66; “An Act to Extend the Jurisdiction of the County Courts in Certain Cases,” 22 February 1861, Public Laws of Illinois (1861), 105-6.