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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



Genealogy Trails


The History of Edgar County, Illinois (Google Book)

National Register of Historic Places

Roots Web