Petersburg, Illinois

City: Petersburg

County: Menard

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.0000, -89.8333

In 1839, Petersburg was named the seat of newly-created Menard County. Abraham Lincoln and his law partners handled nearly 400 cases between 1839 and 1860 in circuit and county courts located there.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 292-93, 297-99; 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.