Mt. Pulaski, Illinois

Mt. Pulaski Courthouse

Along with the Metamora courthouse, this is the only other original courthouse left from the old Eighth Judicial Circuit. You can find this building on the town square in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, near routes 121 and 54, about 12 miles southeast of Lincoln.

The restored brick Greek Revival building, shaded by the town square trees, will catch your eye with its rich red color and white trim. Built in 1848, it served as a county courthouse until 1855. It doesn't take too much imagination to picture the lawn filled with farmers and townspeople of Abraham Lincoln's day, drawn to the area as much for social reasons as legal or business ones.

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