Macon County Circuit Court
Upon Macon County's creation in 1829, the Illinois General Assembly placed it in the First Judicial Circuit. It remained in the First Judicial Circuit until 1839, when the General Assembly established the Eighth Judicial Circuit and placed Macon County in that circuit. Macon County remained part of the Eighth Judicial Circuit until the General Assembly established the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in 1853. It remained in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit until after the Civil War.
"An Act Supplemental to the Act, Entitled 'An Act Regulating the Supreme and Circuit Courts,' Approved January 19, 1829," 23 January 1829, Revised Laws of Illinois (1829), 48; An Act Dividing the State into Judicial Circuits; "An Act to Establish the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, and to Fix the Time of Holding Courts in Said Circuit," 12 February 1853, General Laws of Illinois (1853), 61-62.