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Douglas County, Illinois

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Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Douglas County, Illinois.

Douglas County was formed in 1859 out of Coles County. It was named for Stephen A. Douglas, who was elected to the United States Senate in 1858, following the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Arcola
  • Arthur (part)
  • Atwood (part)
  • Camargo
  • Garrett
  • Hindsboro
  • Newman
  • Tuscola (County Seat)
  • Villa Grove

Other Communities & Townships: Bourbon, Bowdre, Chesterville, Chicken Bristle, Fairland, Ficklin, Fillmore, Filson, Galton, Hugo, Hayes, Hillcrest, Kemp, Meadowview, Murdock, North Prairie Acres, Northgate, Parkview, Patterson Springs, Sargent, Southland Acres, West Ridge and Yoder Addition



Genealogy Trails


Arcola Carnegie Public Library

Streibich Blacksmith Shop