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Clark County, Illinois

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  • Walter J. Howard (1875 - 1935)
  • TSgt. Edward C. "Huff" Parker (1907 - 1988)
  • Jesse Ervin Gross (1888 - 1966)
    Jesse Gross, 78 years of age, and a retired oil man, apparently suffered a heart attack yesterday evening while fishing at the Everett McNary lake, about seven miles northeast of Casey, and fell into t...
  • Otis Walden Gross (1895 - 1980)
    Otis Gross, 85, Casey died Thursday, October 30, 1980 aty 5:45p.m. in St. Anthony Hospital, Effingham. He was born September 27, 1895 the son of James and Annabelle Gross. He married Grace Spivy April...
  • Annie Belle Gross (1865 - 1946)
    Mrs. Belle Gross, 81, wife of James Gross, died at their home, 406 E Jefferson Ave., at 4:15 o'clock Thursday morning after a week's illness. Besides the husband she is survived by three sons, Walter,...

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Clark County was formed in 1819 out of Crawford County. At the time of its formation, Clark County included about a third of Illinois, and extended as far north as the present state of Wisconsin. In 1821 the northern part of Clark County became part of the newly created Pike County, and the newly created Fayette County took the western part of Clark County. Edgar County was created from the northern part of Clark County. The creation of Coles County occupied additional land from western Clark County. The boundaries of Clark County have been unchanged since.

Clark County was named for George Rogers Clark (older brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition), an officer of the army of Virginia that captured the Northwest Territory from the British during the Revolutionary War.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages & Towns

  • Anderson
  • Auburn
  • Casey
  • Clarksville
  • Darwin
  • Dolson
  • Douglas
  • Johnson
  • Marshall (County Seat)
  • Martinsville
  • Melrose
  • Orange
  • Parker
  • Wabash
  • West Union
  • Westfield
  • York



Genealogy Trails

Archer House Hotel

The Robert L. Dulaney House

Harlan Hall

The John W. Lewis House

The Manly-McCann House