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Twentieth Judicial Circuit


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Monroe County FYI

Named for James Monroe, statesman and fifth president of the United States. He held numerous state and national offices in nearly 50 years of public service, and was a popular Democratic-Republican president (1817–1825).

The county seat is Waterloo, where an historic courthouse, with new addition sits as the centerpiece of the Courthouse Square.

Twentieth Judicial Circuit (Fifth Appellate District)

Monroe County

Waterloo, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Monroe County Courthouse
100 South Main Street
Waterloo, IL 62298

Circuit Court Clerk information

Monroe County Courthouse
Monroe County Courthouse

Perry County Courthouse
Perry County Courthouse

Perry County

Pinckneyville, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Perry County Government Building
P.O. Box 438
Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Circuit Court Clerk information

Perry County website

Perry County FYI

Named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a Commodore of the United States Navy, who won distinction as Commander of the fleet in the battle of Lake Erie, in 1813.

The county seat was created in Pinckneyville, and named in honor of Charles Coatesworth Pinckney, a Revolutionary War hero.

Randolph County FYI

Named for Edmund Randolph, a soldier of the Revolution, Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State of the United States and Attorney General under Washington.

Kaskaskia served as Illinois' first State Capital until 1820 when it was moved to Vandalia on the Kaskaskia River some 90 miles upstream. Kaskaskia continued as the Randolph County seat of government until the Flood of 1844 forced the County Seat to be relocated to Chester

Randolph County

Chester, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Randolph County Courthouse
#1 Taylor Street
Chester, IL 62233

Circuit Court Clerk information

Randolph County website

Randolph County Courthouse
Randolph County Courthouse
St. Clair County Courthouse
St. Clair County Courthouse

St. Clair County

Belleville, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
St. Clair County Building
10 Public Square
Belleville, IL 62220

Circuit Court Clerk information

St. Clair County website

St. Clair County FYI

Named for Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio River.

For twenty-four years the Cahokia Courthouse served as a US. Territorial courthouse and an important center of political activity in the Old Northwest.

By 1814, however, the county's jurisdiction decreased to its present size, and Belleville became the center of its increased population. Constantly threatened by floods at Cahokia, the county seat was finally moved to Belleville in 1814.

Washington County FYI

Named for George Washington, a Revolutionary General, statesman, and first president of the United States. Commander in chief of the American forces during the Revolution (1775–1783), and president of the second Constitutional Convention, he was the first president of the newly independent United States (1789–1797).

Washington County

Nashville, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Washington County Courthouse
101 E. St. Louis Street
Nashville, IL 62263

Circuit Court Clerk information

Randolph County Courthouse
Washington County Courthouse

20th Circuit Court Judges

Information on Chief Judges and their Administrative staff

Circuit Court Judges and Associate Judges


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Permission granted for usage of courthouse photos courtesy of:
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756