If you drive southbound on Illinois I-55 headed toward St. Louis and there are very dark clouds ahead of you at 3:30 pm and purple is apparent on your radar, it’s best to avoid it and to turn on the 108 and head west toward Carlinville. Perhaps there are other options but this was one of my last. But you find the most beautiful little towns on spontaneous drives.
Macoupin County Courthouse is what you see in the image in this post. Records show that Abraham Lincoln represented many of his clients on this property in the courthouse but not in this actual building. Over time, a larger courthouse was needed thus resulting in The Million Dollar Courthouse. When there is money involved in costly endeavors such as this there is no doubt going to be rumors of misappropriations, scandal, and so on.
There is quite a story behind the walls of this gorgeous structure. A few raindrops felt on my arm when I rolled down the window to capture this image. I took a sip of sweet tea and turned right onto the square to head out of town.
Remember, if you’re governor, you can get a town named after you.