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Mt. Vernon Appellate Courthouse

1400 Main St., Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Historic Sites

Revisit Illinois history , discover the Lincoln connection, and view breathtaking architecture!

Constructed in 1857 as the southern division of the Illinois State Supreme Court, Abraham Lincoln successfully argued a famous tax case in 1859. In 1888, Clara Barton used the building as a hospital. Tours are available. Please call in advance.

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5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

A.L. Dawson Sr. Park •  Jun 19 @ 2PM

Don't miss the 5th Annual Celebration of African Freedom from Slavery in America.

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Pride In The Park

Veterans Park Rolland Lewis Community Building •  Jun 22 @ 11AM

Join in on the celebration of acceptance!

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38th Annual Salute to Freedom

Mt. Vernon Outland Airport •  Jul 04 @ 5:05AM

Experience our 38th Annual Celebration of Independence.

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