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Stark County

Stark County is named for General John Stark, who was a revolutionary soldier who won fame at Bunker Hill, Trenton, Princeton and Bennington.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Henry County and Bureau County

E – Bureau County and Marshall County

S – Peoria County

W – Knox County and Henry County


Created:  March 2, 1839                                                             Map of Illinois highlighting Stark County

County Seat:

Toulon 1841 – present


County Courthouse – Toulon


Location: 130 West Main Street / Washington Street

Built:  1856 – 1857

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  John Berfield of Knoxville

Contractor:  John Berfield of Knoxville


Description: The building faces north and is a two story colonial white colored wood structure. At the north front are four large wood columns rising to the parapet over the entrance. On the roof is a square white wood cupola. The west side of the building extends from the main building.


See:  The 10th Judicial District includes Marshall CountyPeoria CountyPutnam County and Tazewell County.



County Courthouse – Toulon 









Photos taken 2007 and 2010