Mount Pulaski, Illinois

City: Mount Pulaski

County: Logan

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.0000, -89.2667

Jabez Capps, George Turley, and Dr. Barton Robinson platted Mount Pulaski in 1836. Turley named the town Pulaski (soon to become Mount Pulaski) in honor of the Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski. In 1848, Mount Pulaski became the county seat of Logan County. It remained the county seat until 1855, when Lincoln became the new seat of government. Abraham Lincoln participated in a large number of cases in the Mounty Pulaski Courthouse during his career as an attorney.

Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer, 1911), 589-91, 594; 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.