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Seventh Judicial Circuit


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Greene County FYI

Named for Nathaniel Greene, a Major General in the Revolution, who distinguished himself as commander in the Southern Colonies.

Seventh Judicial Circuit (Fourth Appellate District)

Greene County

Carrolton, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Greene County Courthouse
519 N. Main Street
Carrollton, IL 62016-1033

Circuit Court Clerk information

Greene County Courthouse
Greene County Courthouse

Jersey County Courthouse
Jersey County Courthouse

Jersey County

Jerseyville, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Jersey County Courthouse
201 W. Pearl Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052

Circuit Court Clerk information

Jersey County website

Jersey County FYI

Named for the State of New Jersey, which derived its name from the Isle of Jersey in Great Britain.

As the area soon began to flourish, a county government was established and a courthouse built in Jerseyville, the county seat. The present courthouse is an magnificent architectural structure that was built in 1894.

Macoupin County FYI

The name Macoupin is of Indian extract, being shortened version of the Indian word "Macoupiana," which meant "white potato." The Indians used this name for the wild artichoke which grew in abundance along the waterways in the county. Long before the county was established, the main stream running through the county was named Macoupin Creek.

The Macoupin County Courthouse is a grand and huge structure for such a small county, 47,000 population. In the 1860's, the price of a courthouse costing over a million dollars sounds unthinkable but it was built and still stands off the square in Carlinville as the largest courthouse of its time.

Macoupin County

Carlinville, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Macoupin County Courthouse
210 E. Main Street
Carlinville, IL 62626

Circuit Court Clerk information

Macoupin County website

Macoupin County Courthouse
Macoupin County Courthouse
Morgan County Courthouse
Morgan County Courthouse

Morgan County

Jacksonville, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Morgan County Courthouse
300 W. State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Circuit Court Clerk information

Morgan County website

Morgan County FYI

Named for Daniel Morgan, a General of the Revolution, who, as commander of the "Rifle Brigade," served with distinction at Quebec, Saratoga, the Cowpens, and other important engagements.

The first settlers began arriving in Morgan County around 1818 but it was not until 1823 that the county was formally organized. Jacksonville was laid out on a 40 acre tract in 1825 and was chosen as the Morgan County seat. Named for General Andrew Jackson, the city was incorporated in 1867.

Sangamon County FYI

Named after the Sangamon River, which derived its name from the Pottawatomie Indian word Sain-guee-mon or Sangamon (pronounced sang gä mun), meaning literally "where there is plenty to eat" or what we would call the "land of milk and honey."

Sangamon County, located in the heart of Illinois, was founded in 1821 and originally was about 4,000 square miles. A commission of three first governed the area and their first act was to select the county seat. A stake driven in a field near Spring Creek was christened as Springfield.

 

Sangamon County

Springfield, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Sangamon County Complex
200 South 9th Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1629

Circuit Court Clerk information

Sangamon County website

Sangamon County Courthouse
Sangamon County Courthouse
Scott County Courthouse
Scott County Courthouse

Scott County

Winchester, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Scott County Courthouse
101 E. Market Street
Winchester, IL 62694

Circuit Court Clerk information

Scott County FYI

Named after Scott County in Kentucky through the influence of emigrants from that county.

7th Circuit Court Judges

Information on Chief Judges and their Administrative staff

Circuit Court Judges and Associate Judges


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Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756