Casefile Clues

02 November 2010

Holding Court at the Opera House




In reviewing images for the latest issue of Casefile Clues, I noticed something in a 1907 partition suit petition for Hancock County, Illinois. Court was not being held at the courthouse--it was held at the Opera House in Carthage.
I wondered about this, then I remembered that the October 1907 term of court was being held when the current courthouse was being constructed on the site of the old one.
I never thought about where they had court during that time until I ran across this reference. Anne's partition suit was the topic of issue 9 of Casefile Clues.