As a Mount Vernon, Illinois attorney, I travel throughout the state practicing law and meeting with clients about topics ranging from bankruptcy to estate law, from divorce to litigation. In my travels, I enjoy seeing the courthouses in our county seats. Occasionally in my blog I will stop to describe these wonderful buildings and the towns and cities in which they set.
“Lawrenceville is a city in and the county seat of Lawrence County, Illinois located along the Embarras River. The population was 4,348 at the 2010 census.
“Lawrence County was formed in 1821 out of Crawford and Edwards counties. It was named for Captain James Lawrence, who was killed in action during the War of 1812 while commanding the frigate USS Chesapeake. Mortally wounded, he gave his men the famous last order, “Don’t give up the ship.”
In 1841 Richland County (Olney) split from Lawrence and has remained its geography to the present day.
The square surrounding the beautiful courthouse contains lots of restaurants, gift shops and professional offices. It is nice to see a busy downtown surrounding a courthouse!
The courthouse was built in 1888 and is a brick structure with an octagonal clock tower. It was designed by the McDonald Brothers, architects for many Kentucky courthouses.
The courthouse has the grand old interior you would expect from its awe-inspiring beauty – although the clerk’s and other offices and courtrooms are thoroughly modern.
You enter into a huge lobby with welcoming stairs to the first floor with small stairs leading to the second floor to the large and impressive courtroom (a smaller courtroom – B – is tucked down a lobby around the main courtroom.
The clerks (and the judges as well) are always courteous, friendly and helpful, making it a pleasure to practice there. It is quite a drive for me, so their kindness makes this weary travelling attorney quite grateful!
About the blogger:
Michael Curry of Curry Law Office in Mount Vernon, Illinois (http://michaelcurrylawoffice.com/) has helped thousands of individuals, family and small businesses in southern Illinois find protection under the Bankruptcy Code for almost twenty-five years. He is also available to help individuals and families with their estate planning (wills, power-of-attorney) and real estate and other sales transactions.
He is also the author of books on finance and bankruptcy available on Kindle through Amazon!
Whether you live in Grayville, West Salem, Centralia or anywhere in Southern Illinois call Curry Law Office today at (618) 246-0993 and Finally Be Financially Free!
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