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Edgar County, Illinois

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Edgar County was formed out of Clark County in 1823. It was named for John Edgar, an Irish-born officer in the Royal Navy who resigned rather than fight against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Brocton
  • Chrisman
  • Hume
  • Kansas
  • Metcalf
  • Paris (County Seat)
  • Redmon
  • Vermilion

Other Communities, Former Communities & Townships: Bell Ridge, Bloomfield, Borton, Brouilletts Creek, Buck, Catfish, Cherry Point, Clays Prairie, Conlogue, Dudley, Edgar, Elbridge, Embarrass, Ferrel, Garland, Grandview, Harris, Hildreth, Horace, Huffmanville, Hughes, Hunter, Illiana, Isabel, Kentucky, Kidley, Logan, Mabel, Mays, McCown, Melwood, Mortimer, Nevins, New Athens, Oliver, Palermo, Prairie, Quaker, Raven, Ross, Sandford, Ind., Scottland, Scotts, Shiloh, Stratton, Symmes, Warrington, West Sandford, Wetzel, Woodyard and Young America

Links

Wikipedia

Genealogy Trails

RAOGK

The History of Edgar County, Illinois (Google Book)

Edgar County Courthouse

Asher Morton Homestead

The Henry Clay Moss House

Paris Carnegie Public Library

The Shaw-Van Gilder House