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.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bureau CountyPutnam County and La Salle County

E – La Salle County

S – Woodford County and Peoria County

W – Stark County


Created:  January 19, 1839                                                        Map of Illinois highlighting Marshall County

County Seat:

Lacon  1850 – present


County Courthouse – Lacon


Location:  122 North Prairie Street / 5th Street

Built:  1853 – 1854

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lacon. 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. A two story red colored brick addition was added to the east side of the building and a one story buff colored brick addition was constructed on the north side.


History:  The county was created in 1839 and Lacon was selected as the county seat in 1840. The first courthouse was a brick structure built in 1840 at a cost of $8,000. The courthouse burned on January 5, 1853. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1853 to 1854 at a cost of $7,352.







Photos taken 2006