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Mount Vernon Appellate Courthouse

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History was made here when Abraham Lincoln won a tax case for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1859. Other notable people and events include Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, who turned the courthouse into a hospital during the aftermath of the great tornado of 1888.

Free admission.

Location: 14th and Main Sts., Mt. Vernon Illinois 62864 Telephone 618-242-3120

Other History nearby:
(Chester) Cohen Mansion
(West Frankfort) Depot Veteran's Museum/Coal Miners Mem.
(West Frankfort) Frankfort Area Historical Museum
(Okawville) Heritage House Museum
(Mt. Vernon) Jefferson County Historical Village
(Mt. Vernon) Mount Vernon Appellate Courthouse

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