Vermilion County

  • County Seat:
  • Area:
    898 square miles
  • Population:
    5,836 (1830 census) - 81,625 (2010 census)
  • Named for:
    Vermilion River
  • Created on:
    January 18, 1826


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McDonald v. Fithian and Juneau

The Vermillion Circuit Court's decision, upheld on appeal, dissolved an injunction and dismissed the complainant's bill. Fithian's purchase of land from Juneau in 1835 for $500, later resold at $3000 per acre, sparked the dispute. Allegations of fraud arose, but evidence failed to substantiate claims. The court found no wrongdoing by Fithian, affirming the decree with costs. Justices Treat, Shields, and Thomas dissented. Re-hearing petition by appellant J. J. Brown was denied.