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Beardstown Courthouse

  • Address: W 3rd St
  • Vicinity: S State St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1844/00/00 Beardstown Courthouse is built.
1858/05/07 Abraham Lincoln Work Abraham Lincoln defends 24-year-old William "Duff" Armstrong. This is the only courtroom still in use where Lincoln once practiced law. There is an ambrotype (photograph) of Lincoln the day he won the case.

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Particulars for Beardstown Courthouse:
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Courthouse
Category for Historic Use Government
Historic Use Government Office
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Law, Legal System

Creative Works »

Young Mr Lincoln Film John Ford "Young Mr Lincoln" is basis the murder case involving William "Duff" Armstrong, which took place in 1858 at the courthouse in Beardstown, Illinois

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