Woodford County Circuit Court
When Woodford County was created in 1841, the Illinois General Assembly placed it in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. It stayed in the Eighth Circuit until 1857, when it was placed in the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit. In 1859, it was placed in the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit, where it stayed until after the Civil War.
An Act for the Formation of the County of Woodford; "An Act Establishing the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit," 7 February 1857, Laws of Illinois (1857), 8; "An Act to Repeal a Certain Act Herein Named, and to Establish the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit," 11 February 1859, Laws of Illinois (1859), 56.