Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, Mount Pulaski

The Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site is a historic county courthouse located in Mount Pulaski, Illinois, United States. It was the county seat of Logan County from 1848 until 1855. It is one of only two remaining courthouses from Illinois's Eighth Circuit, the circuit on which central Illinois lawyer Abraham Lincoln carried out much of his practice of law. The courthouse is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as a state historic site. Visitors are given guided tours of the recreated county offices and courtroom.1848-1855: courthousePrior to 1848, the people of Logan County used a frame courthouse, now the Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, located close to the center of the county at Postville. Frame courthouses were especially vulnerable to fire, and county leaders began looking for a community that would subsidize the construction of a masonry structure. Mount Pulaski citizens combined to contribute $2,700 toward the $3,000 for a new structure. This two-story brick building stands today as the Mount Pulaski Courthouse. The Greek Revival building features pediments spanning the length of the building and pilasters at each corner.
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  • This was worth a short stop on a long drive to see this historic courthouse site. It has very limited hours to visit inside: Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. Since I visited on a Monday, i...  more »
  • But I would like to rate it that high. This is one of only 2 courthouses Lincoln practiced law in that are still standing today. The other is Metamora Court House. Mt Pulaski courthouse sits in the mi...  more »

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