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Jefferson County Personal Injury Lawyers

Jefferson County, Illinois, is located in the southern portion of the state. Melbourne serves as the county seat. The first settler arrived in what is now Jefferson County in 1810 and settled in the southeast corner of the area known as Moore’s Prairie, named after Andrew Moore. Four years later, Andrew Moore left the area and never returned. Others found a skull, believed to be Moore’s, a few miles from his cabin.

The Jefferson County law attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal representation to the residents of Jefferson, Illinois, who suffered a severe injury caused by others. If you are concerned about receiving financial compensation for your injuries caused by others, contact our Jefferson County Law firm today at (888) 424-5757. Let us begin working on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected.

Additional County Information

Jefferson County is 1,512 miles of land and water area and is home to more than 38,500 individuals residing in over 16,700 households. According to the 2010 US Census, the average median income is $42,981. Males in the county earn more per year than females. Nearly 90% of the population graduated from high school. However, less than 16% of the population holds a bachelor’s degree.

The county was first organized in 1819, taken from parts of Franklin, Edwards, and White Counties. The state named the county after Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States who served between 1801 and 1809. Mount Vernon is its largest city. Other cities, villages, townships, and unincorporated areas in Jefferson County include:

  • Centralia
  • Nason
  • Belle Rive
  • Bluford
  • Bonnie
  • Dix
  • Ina
  • Waltonville
  • Woodlawn
  • Bald Hill
  • Blissville
  • Casner
  • Dodds
  • Elk Prairie
  • Farrington
  • Field
  • Grande Prairie
  • McClellan
  • Moore’s Prairie
  • Pendleton
  • Rome
  • Shilo
  • Spring Garden
  • Webber
  • Bakerville
  • Summersville
  • Texico
  • Miller Lake
  • Marcoe
  • Idlewood
  • Divide
  • Camp Ground
Living and Working in Jefferson County

Jefferson County, with its more than 38,800 residents, is situated 77 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The area is rich in coal and agricultural farming. Numerous factories in the area include flouring mills, canning, brick pressing manufacturing, and shipping of fruits, vegetables, and grains.

Major employers in Jefferson County include:

  • Central Tire – The Americas, LLC
  • Walgreens Distribution Center
  • SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Crossroads Community Hospital
  • Mount Vernon City School District
  • Rend Lake College
  • Mount Vernon Twp. High school
  • City of Mount Vernon
  • Jefferson County
  • Kroger’s
  • Peoples National Bank
  • Spero
  • Mount Vernon Neon Sign Company
  • NAPA Distribution Center
  • Medline
  • Durham Bus Service
  • Orthopedic Center of Southern Illinois
  • Magnum Steelworks
Jefferson County Courthouse

The county clerk and recorder’s office and the Jefferson County Courthouse are located at:

100 S. 10th St.
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8020

Birth records (from 1878) and death records (from 1877) are available at the county courthouse. Marriage records have been kept since 1830. The county courthouse handles cases involving divorces, probate, and wills, that can all be obtained through the circuit court clerk.

County Transportation

More than 37,000 commuters travel through Jefferson County on Interstate Highways 57 and 64. Additionally, others traverse through the Mount Vernon Outline Airport and short line railroad. However, the airport is private and does not provide commercial flights.

The county is located 60 minutes east of St. Louis, Missouri, and also the same traveling distance from Evansville, Indiana. Paducah, Kentucky is only 90 minutes to the south and Champaign, Illinois, is two hours North.

Other major roadways in the area include:

  • US Highway 51
  • Illinois Route 15
  • Illinois Route 37
  • Illinois Route 142
  • Illinois Route 148
Educational Opportunities

Statistics reveal that for the 2020 school year, Jefferson County, Illinois had 2,489 students in community college at an acceptance rate of 83 percent. Rend Lake College at 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846, (618) 437-5321 is a major educational institution in the area.

Jefferson County Area Medical Centers

Local area hospitals in Jefferson County include:

  • Jefferson County Memorial Hospital
  • Crossroads Community Hospital
  • SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Mount Vernon State Tuberculosis Sanitarium

Local area nursing homes include:

  • Mount Vernon Countryside Manor
  • Mount Vernon Health Care Center
  • Nature Trail Health Care Center
  • White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Historical Sites

Settlers in the area organized Jefferson County less than four months after Illinois was admitted to the Union as the 21st state in December of 1818. Five men decided to make Mount Vernon, Illinois, the county seat on June 7, 1819, less than three months after the county was formed. Mount Vernon was initially named Mount Pleasant but was later changed as a tribute to George Washington’s home of the same name in Virginia.

Area Attractions

Residents, tourists, and visitors enjoy numerous attractions in Jefferson County that include:

  • Cedarhurst Centers for the Arts
  • Jefferson County Historical Village
  • Mount Vernon’s Aquatic Zoo
  • Rend Lake’s Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park
  • Rend Lake Reservoir
  • Broadway Market and Recreation Center
  • Hall of Honor and Military Museum
  • Pro’s Sports Bar
  • Nu Bowl Lanes
  • Green Hill’s Golf Club
  • Village Memorial Day Service
  • Marlow’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Annual Christmas Parade
  • Annual Bluford Ruritan Ice Cream Social and Car Show

The community is rich in cultural history, summer programs, and year-round attractions and entertainment. The local eateries and pubs provide unique food offerings. The vibrant market area in downtown Mount Vernon offers exceptional shopping opportunities to residents and visitors.

Jefferson County and the surrounding counties offer visitors, tourists, and residents a great place to enjoy year-round. The county’s proximity to St. Louis, Missouri, and small-town feel create a suitable sense of community for those wanting to live a fuller, more abundant life.

Talk With a Jefferson County Law Personal Injury Lawyer

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remains committed to assisting individuals who have been injured in Jefferson County, Illinois. Our team of dedicated attorneys at (888) 424-5757 serve as legal advocates for individuals and families in an accident, with an injury, abused in a nursing home, and harmed by medical malpractice. We offer all our services through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement ensures you will never pay a legal fee until we have obtained financial recovery on your behalf.

If you have any questions about legal procedures and are looking for additional information on the valuation of cases in Jefferson County, look here.

Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa