Tremont Courthouse, 1839-1850
The marker is located in Tremont, five blocks south of IL 9 at 104 East Washington Street (southeast corner of Washington and Broadway).
The Illinois State Historical Society
Abraham Lincoln attended court in the fine two story rectangular brick courthouse with four Grecian columns and copper dome on this site. Here in 1842 he was challenged to a duel by James Shields. Lincoln last spoke here August 30, 1858.
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