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ILLINOIS COUNTIES

COUNTY

COUNTY SEAT

DATE FORMED

NAMED FOR

WEB MASTER

ADAMS

Quincy

1825

John Quincy Adams 1767-1848

 

ALEXANDER

Cairo

1819

William M. Alexander

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BOND

Greenville

1817

Shadrach Bond 1773 - 1832

 

BOONE

Belvidere

1837

Daniel Boone 1734-1820

 

BROWN

Mount Sterling

1839

Jacob Brown 1775 - 1828

 

BUREAU

Princeton

1837

Pierre de Bureo, Frenchman

 

Calhoun

Hardin

1825

John C. Calhoun 1782 - 1850

 

CARROLL

Mount Carroll

1839

Charles Carroll of Carrollton 1737 - 1832

 

CASS

Virginia

1837

Lewis Cass 1782 - 1866

 

CHAMPAIGN

Urbana

1833

Champaign County, Ohio

 

CHRISTIAN

Taylorville

1839

Christian County, Kentucky

 

CLARK

Marshall

1819

George Rogers Clark 1752 - 1818

 

CLAY

Louisville

1824

Henry Clay 1777 - 1852

 

CLINTON

Carlyle

1824

DeWitt Clinton 1769 - 1828

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COLES

Charleston

1830

Edward Coles 1786 - 1868

 

COOK

Chicago

1831

Daniel Pope Cook 1794 - 1827

 

CRAWFORD

Robinson

1816

William H. Crawford 1772 - 1834

 

CUMBERLAND

Toledo

1843

Cumberland Road

 

DE KALB

Sycamore

1837

Johann de Kalb 1721 - 1780

 

DE WITT

Clinton

1839

DeWitt Clinton 1769 - 1828

 

DOUGLAS

Tuscola

1859

Stephen A. Douglas 1813 - 61

 

DUPAGE

Wheaton

1839

DuPage River

 

EDGAR

Paris

1823

John Edgar c. 1750 - 1832

 

EDWARDS

Albion

1814

Ninian Edwards 1775-1833

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EFFINGHAM

Effingham

1831

Thomas Howard,
3rd Earl of Effingham

 

FAYETTE

Vandalia

1821

Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette
(1757 - 1834)

 

FORD

Paxton

1859

Thomas Ford 1800 - 1850

 

FRANKLIN

Benton

1818

Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1890

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FULTON

Lewistown

1823

Robert Fulton 1765 - 1815)

 

GALLATIN

Shawneetown

1812

Albert Gallatin 1761 - 1849

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GREENE

Carrollton

1821

Nathanael Greene 1742 - 1786

 

GRUNDY

Morris

1841

Felix Grundy 1777 - 1840

 

HAMILTON

McLeansboro

1821

Alexander Hamilton 1755 - 1804

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HANCOCK

Carthage

1825

John Hancock 1737 - 17+93

 

HARDIN

Elizabethtown

1839

Hardin County, Kentucky

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HENDERSON

Oquawka

1841

Henderson County, Kentucky

 

HENRY

Cambridge

1825

Patrick Henry 1736-99

 

IROQUOIS

Watseka

1833

Iroquois Native Americans

 

JACKSON

Murphysboro

1816

Andrew Jackson 1767 - 1845

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JASPER

Newton

1831

Sgt. William Jasper c. 1750 - 1779

 

JEFFERSON

Mt Vernon

1819

Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826

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JERSEY

Jerseyville

1839

State of New Jersey

 

JO DAVIESS

Galena

1827

Joseph Hamilton Daveiss 1774 - 1811

 

JOHNSON

Vienna

1812

Richard Mentor Johnson abt. 1780-1850

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KANE

Geneva

1836

Elias Kane 1794 - 1835

 

KANKAKEE

Kankakee

1853

Kankakee River

 

KENDALL

Yorkville

1841

Amos Kendall 1789 - 1869

 

KNOX

Galesburg

1825

Gen. Henry Knox 1750 - 1806

 

LAKE

Waukegan

1839

Lake Michigan

 

LASALLE

Ottawa

1831

Sieur de la Salle 1643-87

 

LAWRENCE

Lawrenceville

1821

Capt. James Lawrence 1781 - 1813

 

LEE

Dixon

1839

"Light Horse" Henry Lee III 1756 - 1818

Judy White

LIVINGSTON

Pontiac

1837

Edward Livingston 1764 - 1836

 

LOGAN

Lincoln

1839

Dr. John Logan, father of
Gen John A Logan

 

MACON

Decatur

1829

Nathaniel Macon 1758 - 1837

 

MACOUPIN

Carlinville

1829

Native American word Macoupin,
meaning American lotus

 

MADISON

Edwardsville

1812

James Madison 1751 - 1836

 

MARION

Salem

1823

Francis Marion c. 1732-95)

 

MARSHALL

Lacon

1839

John Marshall 1755 - 1835

 

MASON

Havana

1841

Mason County, Kentucky

 

MASSAC

Metropolis

1843

Fort Massac

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MC DONOUGH

Macomb

1826

Commodore Thomas Macdonough 1783 - 1825

 

MC HENRY

Woodstock

1836

Major William McHenry c. 1771 - 1835

 

MC LEAN

Bloomington

1830

John McLean 1791 - 1830

 

MENARD

Petersburg

1839

Pierre Menard 1766 - 1844

 

MERCER

Aledo

1825

Hugh Mercer 1726-77

 

MONROE

Waterloo

1816

James Monroe 1758 - 1831

 

MONTGOMERY

Hillsboro

1821

Gen. Richard Montgomery 1738-75

 

MORGAN

Jacksonville

1823

Gen. Daniel Morgan 1736 - 1802

 

MOULTRIE

Sullivan

1843

Gen. William Moultrie 1730 - 1805

 

OGLE

Oregon

1836

Joseph Ogle 1737 - 1821

 

PEORIA

Peoria

1825

The Peoria Native American tribe

 

PERRY

Pinckneyville

1827

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry 1785 - 1819

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PIATT

Monticello

1841

John Piatt

 

PIKE

Pittsfield

1821

Zebulon Pike 1779 - 1813

 

POPE

Golconda

1816

Nathaniel Pope 1784 - 1850

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PULASKI

Mound City

1843

Gen. Casimir Pulaski 1745-79

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PUTNAM

Hennepin

1825

Gen. Israel Putnam 1718-1790

 

RANDOLPH

Chester

1795

Edmund Randolph (1753 - 1813

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RICHLAND

Olney

1841

Richland County, Ohio

 

ROCK ISLAND

Rock Island

1831

Rock Island, an island in the Mississippi
River now known as Arsenal Island

 

SALINE

Harrisburg

1847

Salt springs within the county

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SANGAMON

Springfield

1821

Sangamon River

 

SCHUYLER

Rushville

1825

Gen. Philip Schuyler 1733 - 1804

 

SCOTT

Winchester

1839

Scott County, Kentucky

 

SHELBY

Shelbyville

1827

Isaac Shelby 1750 - 1826

 

ST. CLAIR

Belleville

1790

Arthur St. Clair 1737 - 1818

 

STARK

Toulon

1839

Gen. John Stark 1728 - 1822

 

STEPHENSON

Freeport

1837

Benjamin Stephenson 1769 - 1822

 

TAZEWELL

Pekin

1827

Littleton Waller Tazewell 1774 - 1860

 

UNION

Jonesboro

1818

The federal union of the states

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VERMILLION

Danville

1826

The Vermilion River

 

WABASH

Mount Carmel

1824

The Wabash River

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WARREN

Monmouth

1825

Joseph Warren 1741-75

 

WASHINGTON

Nashville

1818

George Washington 1732-99

 

WAYNE

Fairfield

1819

Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne 1745-96

 

WHITE

Carmi

1815

Isaac White 1776 - 1811

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WHITESIDE

Morrison

1836

Samuel Whiteside 1783 - 1868

 

WILL

Joliet

1836

Conrad Will 1779 - 1835

 

WILLIAMSON

Marion


1839

Hugh Williamson 1735 - 1819

Susan Dorris

WINNEBAGO

Rockford

1836

Winnebago Native Americans

 

WOODFORD

Eureka

1841

Gen. William Woodford 1734-80

 


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