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Morgan County Personal Injury Attorneys

Jacksonville, Illinois, is the county seat of Morgan County and a part of the Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln combined statistical area. The county is situated in the west-central quadrant of the state not far from St. Louis, Missouri.

The Morgan County personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal advice and counsel to the residents of Morgan, Illinois, who suffered a severe injury caused by others. If the unacceptable or reckless actions of others caused you harm, contact us today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss the merits of your case. Let us begin your legal representation to ensure your rights are fully protected.

Additional County Information

The state legislature formed Morgan County in 1823, taking portions of Sangamon and Greene counties. The county was named after Daniel Morgan, an American Revolutionary War General, who served under General Nathan Greene. European Americans, mostly from New England, first settled this portion of Illinois in 1825. Historians believe that many of the newly arriving immigrants were English Puritan descendants who arrived in what would become America in the early 1600s.

According to statistics maintained by the US Census Bureau, Morgan County is approximately 572 square miles in area, of which less than 3.5 square miles is water surface. Counties adjacent to Morgan County include:

  • Cass County
  • Greene County
  • Brown County
  • Scott County
  • Pike County
  • Macoupin County
  • Sangamon County

Significant cities, villages and unincorporated communities in Morgan County include:

  • Jacksonville
  • Waverly
  • Chapin
  • Franklin
  • Concord
  • Linville
  • Murrayville
  • Woodson
  • South Jacksonville
  • Alexander
  • Orleans
  • Sinclair
  • Merritt
  • Literberry
  • Clements
  • Arcadia
  • Meredosia
  • Pisgah
  • Rees
  • Prentice

Living and Working in Morgan County

Many residents of Morgan County live and work in the area due to its enjoyable climate and weather year-round. According to the US Weather Bureau, Jacksonville, the county seat, has an average high of 87°F during the summer months at an average low of 15°F during the winter.

The 2010 US Census revealed that approximately 35,500 individuals in 14,000 households live in the county. Whites, African Americans, Asians, and Native Americans make up the racial profile of Morgan County. The ancestral heritage of the community is primarily the descendants of Germany, Ireland, England, and America. Less than a percent of the population is 65 years and older.

The household median income for county residents is $44,645. Men tend to earn more at $43,609 annually versus women of $29,893. The largest employers in Morgan County include:

  • Passavant Area Hospital
  • Reynolds Consumer Products
  • Jacksonville School District
  • Jacksonville Correctional Facility
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Nestlé
  • City of Jacksonville
  • Perma Bound Hertzberg
  • Morgan County
  • Illinois College
  • Illinois School for the Death
  • Bound to Stay
  • Pathway Services Unlimited
  • Winchester School District
  • Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
  • MacMurray College
  • Illinois Road Contractors
  • Landes Trucking
  • Jacksonville Journal Courier
  • Brahlers
  • Hamilton’s Catering
  • Westermeyer Industries
  • Consolidated Grain and Barge
  • Illinois Valley Paving
  • City of Winchester
  • Elm City Rehab Center
  • Illinois Electric Co-Op
  • CCK Automations
  • Meredosia/Chambersburg School District
  • Whalen Trucking
  • Murrayville Woodson Schools
Morgan County Courthouse

Residents have access to the public records and state and county legal forms through the Morgan County Circuit Clerk at the Morgan County Courthouse located at:

300 W. State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-5419

Business hours for the circuit clerk are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The clerk is the official recordkeeper and collects and distributes fees, costs, and fines assessed by the Morgan County court judges.

County Transportation

Morgan County sits just west of Sangamon County and the state capital of Springfield. Many visitors, tourists, and residents travel east and west through the county on Interstate 72, and north and south on Illinois Route 267 and Illinois Route 78. The major roadways crisscrossing the county include:

  • Interstate 72
  • US Route 36
  • US Route 67
  • Illinois Route 78
  • Illinois Route 100
  • Illinois Route 104
  • Illinois Route 123
  • Illinois Route 267
Educational Opportunities

Statistical data revealed that the Morgan County public school system in the 2020 school year served more than 4900 students with a student-teacher ratio of 12:1. Access to educational opportunities in the community include:

  • Brush College
  • Routt Catholic High School
  • Westfair Christian Academy
  • Triopa Grade School
  • Alexander Elementary School
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Franklin Junior/Senior High School
  • North Jacksonville School
  • Jacksonville High School
  • Jonathan Turner Junior High School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Our Saviour School
  • Salem Lutheran School
  • Meredosia Chambersburg High School
  • The Lafayette Academy
  • Brehm Preparatory School
Morgan County Area Medical Centers

Residents and visitors of Morgan County have access to some of the best medical services and emergent care, including care at four major hospitals and health care systems.

  • Passavant Area Hospital
  • Memorial Health Systems
  • Memorial Behavior Health – Jacksonville
  • Memorial Medical Center Foundation

Local area nursing facilities include:

  • Aperion Care Jacksonville
  • Heritage Health – Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center
  • Passavant Area Hospital Nursing Center
  • Prairie Village Health Care Center
Area Attractions

Visitors and residents of Morgan County enjoy a plethora of year-round activities in the community with music, good food, outdoor life, and car racing. Some of the area attractions include:

  • Barney’s Pub
  • Bowl Inn
  • West Morgan Depot
  • RMC Stadium Cinemas at Jacksonville
  • Kuhl Tyme Korner
  • Bill’s West State Tavern
  • Prairie Lane Heritage Museum
  • Underground Railroad
  • Beecher Hall
  • Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Jacksonville Symphony Concerts
  • Craft Brew Fest
  • Midwest Makers and Artisan Market
  • Morgan County Fairground Car Races
  • The Pumpkin Festival
Talk to Morgan County Law Personal Injury Lawyer

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provides legal services to residents, tourists, and visitors of Morgan County. If your injuries were caused by medical malpractice, a vehicle accident, slip and fall incident, premises liability, or you lost a loved one through wrongful death, contact our Morgan County law firm today at (888) 424-5757. We accept all cases through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement postpones payment for our legal services until after we have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement or have won your case at trial.

If you have any questions about legal procedures and are looking for additional information on the valuation of cases in Morgan 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