Marshall County

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Marshall County is named for John Marshall, who was the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835.


Created:  January 19, 1839

County Seat:

Lacon  1850 – present


County Courthouse – Lacon


Location:  122 North Prairie Street / 5th Street

Built:  1853

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  Comegys & Brother and Card and Haggard

Contractor:  Comegys & Brother and Card and Haggard


Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a framed entrance with a double window above on the second story. The window headers a light colored stone. The base of the building is a course stone, A wide horizontal band runs along the roof line with a pediment above the entrance. An addition was added to the east side of the building. During the construction of the building, the superintendents were John W Bettis, Theodore Perry and H L Crane.



N – Bureau County, Putnam County and La Salle County

E – La Salle County

S – Woodford County and Peoria County

W – Stark County

Photos taken 2006