Tremont, Illinois

City: Tremont

County: Tazewell

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.5167, -89.4833

Founded in 1835 and incorporated in 1836, Tremont was the county seat of Tazewell County from 1836-1850. Abraham Lincoln regularly visited Tremont while he practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

History of Tazewell County, Illinois (Chicago: Charles C. Chapman, 1879), 248-49, 653; Susan Krause, From Log Cabins to Temples of Justice (Springfield, IL: Lincoln Legal Papers, 2000), 72-75; An Act Amending "An Act Creating the County of Tazewell," and the Several Acts Supplemental Thereto; 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),