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Illinois

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County List

Although Illinois was considered a free state, Illinois planters/ farmers did hold enslaved persons. Workplaces are grouped by county. Each workplace name is followed by the owner's surname(s). Places without formal names are given the owner's name. Counties formed after 1865 are omitted.


ADAMS

Formed in 1825 from Pike Co.

 

ALEXANDER

Formed in 1819 from Union Co. 

 

BOND

Formed in 1818 from Madison Co.

 

BOONE

Formed in 1836 from Winnebago Co.

 

BROWN

Formed in 1837 from Schuyler Co.

 

BUREAU

Formed in 1837 from Putnam Co.

 

CALHOUN

Formed in 1825 from Pike Co.

 

CARROLL

Formed in 1839 from Jo Daviess Co.

 

CASS

Formed in 1837 from Morgan Co.

 

CHAMPAIGN

Formed in 1833 from Vermilion Co.

 

CHRISTIAN

Name changed from Dane Co. in 1840; Dane formed from Montgomery, Sangamon, & Shelby Co.s in 1839

 

CLARK

Formed in 1819 from Crawford Co.

 

CLAY

Formed in 1824 from Crawford, Fayette, & Wayne Co.s

 

CLINTON

Formed in 1824 from Bond & Washington Co.s

 

COLES

Formed in 1830 from Clark & Edgar Co.s

 

COOK

Formed in 1831 from Putnam Co.

 

CRAWFORD

Formeed in 1816 from Edwards Co. (prior to IL statehood)

 

CUMBERLAND

Formed in 1843 from Coles Co.

 

DEKALB

Formed in 1837 from Kane Co.

 

DEWITT

Formed in 1839 from Macon & McLean Co.s

 

DOUGLAS

Formed in 1859 from Coles Co.

 

DUPAGE

Formed in 1839 from Cook Co.

 

EDGAR

Formed in 1823 from Clark Co.

 

EDWARDS

Formed in 1814 from Gallatin & Madison Co.s (prior to IL statehood)

 

EFFINGHAM

Formed in 1831 from Crawford & Fayette Co.s

 

FAYETTE

Formed in 1821 from Bond, Clark, Crawford, & Jefferson Co.s

 

FORD

Formed in 1859 from Vermilion Co. (unorganized)

 

FRANKLIN

Formed in 1818 from Gallatin & White Co.s (prior to IL statehood)

 

FULTON

Formed in 1823 from Pike Co.

 

GALLATIN

Formed in 1812 from Randolph (prior to IL statehood)

 

GREENE

Formed in 1821 from Madison Co.

 

GRUNDY

Formed in 1841 from LaSalle Co.

 

HAMILTON

Formed in 1821 from White Co.

 

HANCOCK

Formed in 1825 from Pike Co.

 

HARDIN

Formed in 1839 from Gallatin & Pope Co.s

 

HENDERSON

Formed in 1841 from Warren Co.

 

HENRY

Formed in 1825 from Fulton Co. (unorganized)

 

IROQUOIS

Formed in 1833 from Vermilion (unorganized)

 

JACKSON

Formed in 1816 from Johnson & Randolph Co.s (prior to IL statehood)

 

JASPER

Formed in 1831 from Clay & Crawford Co.s

 

JEFFERSON

Formed in 1819 from Edwards & White Co.s

 

JERSEY

Formed in 1839 from Greene Co.

 

JO DAVIESS

Formed in 1827 from Henry & Putnam Co.s

 

JOHNSON

Formed in 1812 from Randolph (prior to IL statehood)

 

KANE

Formed in 1836 from LaSalle (unorganized) & Cook Co.s

 

KANKAKEE

Formed in 1853 from Ford, Iroquois, & Will Co.s

 

KENDALL

Formed in 1841 from LaSalle & Kane Co.s

 

KNOX

Formed in 1825 from unorganized (Fulton), Fulton, Henry

 

LAKE

Formed in 1839 from McHenry Co.

 

LASALLE

Formed in 1831 from Putnam & Tazewell (unorganized) Co.

 

LAWRENCE

Formed in 1821 from Crawford & Edwards Co.

 

LEE

Formed in 1839 from Ogle Co.

 

LIVINGSTON

Formed in 1837 from LaSalle, McLean, & Vermilion (unorganized) Co.s

 

LOGAN

Formed in 1839 from McLean, Sangamon, & Tazewell Co.s

 

MACON

Formed in 1829 from Shelby Co. (unorganized)

 

MACOUPIN

Formed in 1829 from Greene (unorganized) & Madison Co.s

 

MADISON

Formed in 1812 from St. Clair Co. (prior to IL statehood)

 

MARION

Formed in 1823 from Fayette & Jefferson Co.s

 

MARSHALL

Formed in 1839 from Putnam & LaSalle Co.s

 

MASON

Formed in 1841 from Menard & Tazewell Co.s

 

MASSAC

Formed in 1843 from Johnson & Pope Co.s

 

MCDONOUGH

Formed in 1826 from Schuyler Co.

 

MCHENRY

Formed in 1836 from Cook & LaSalle (unorganized) Co.s

 

MCLEAN

Formed in 1830 from Tazewell & Tazewell (unorganized) Co.s

 

MENARD

Formed in 1839 from Sangamon Co.

 

MERCER

Formed in 1825 from Pike Co. (unorganized)

 

MONROE

Formed in 1816 from Randolph & St. Clair Co.s (prior to IL statehood)

 

MONTGOMERY

Formed in 1821 from Bond & Madison Co.s

 

MORGAN

Formed in 1823 from Greene (unorganized) & Sangamon Co.s

 

MOULTRIE

Formed in 1843 from Macon & Shelby Co.s

 

OGLE

Formed in 1836 from Jo Daviess & LaSalle (unorganized) Co.s

 

PEORIA

Formed in 1825 from Fulton & Fulton (unorganized) Co.s

 

PERRY

Formed in 1827 from Jackson & Randolph Co.s

 

PIATT

Formed in 1841 from DeWitt & Macon Co.s

 

PIKE

Formed in 1821 from Madison Co.

 

POPE

Formed in 1816 from Gallatin & Johnson Co.s (prior to IL statehood)

 

PULASKI

Formed in 1843 from Alexander & Johnson Co.s

 

PUTNAM

Formed in 1825 from Edgar & Fulton Co.s (unorganized)

 

RANDOLPH

Formed in 1795 from St. Clair Co. & Northwest Territory (prior to IL statehood)

 

RICHLAND

Formed in 1841 from Clay & Lawrence Co.s

 

ROCK ISLAND

Formed in 1831 from Jo Daviess Co.

 

SALINE

Formed in 1847 from Gallatin Co.

 

SANGAMON

Formed in 1821 from Bond & Madison Co.s

 

SCHUYLER

Formed in 1825 from Pike Co. (unorganized)

 

SCOTT

Formed in 1839 from Morgan Co.

 

SHELBY

Formed in 1827 from Fayette Co.

 

STARK

Formed in 1839 from Knox & Putnam Co.s

 

ST. CLAIR

Formed in 1790 from Northwest Territory (prior to IL statehood)

 

STEPHENSON

Formed in 1837 from Jo Daviess & Winnebago Co.s

 

TAZEWELL

Formed in 1827 from Peoria (unorganized) & Fayette Co.s

 

UNION

Formed in 1818 from Johnson & Jackson Co.s

 

VERMILION

Formed in 1826 from Edgar Co. (unorganized)

 

WABASH

Formed in 1824 from Edwards Co.

 

WARREN

Formed in 1825 from Pike Co. (unorganized)

 

WASHINGTON

Formed in 1818 from St. Clair Co. (prior to IL statehood)

 

WAYNES

Formed in 1819 from Edwards Co.

 

WHITE

Formed in 1815 from Madison Co. (prior to IL statehood)

 

WHITESIDE

Formed in 1836 from Jo Daviess & Henry Co.s

 

WILL

Formed in 1836 from Cook & Iroquois Co.s

 

WILLIAMSON

Formed in 1839 from Franklin Co.

 

WINNEBAGO

Formed in 1836 from Jo Daviess & LaSalle (unorganized) Co.s

 

WOODFORD

Formed in 1841 from McLean & Tazewell Co.s

 

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