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Pope County, Illinois

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  • John R. Hodge (1893 - 1963)
    Reed Hodge (June 12, 1893 – November 12, 1963) was a highly decorated Officer of the United States Army with the rank of General. His final assignment before retiring was as Chief of Army Field Service...
  • Brig. Gen. James L. Alcorn (CSA), Gov., US Senator (1816 - 1894)
    Lusk Alcorn (November 4, 1816 – December 19, 1894) was a prominent American political figure in Mississippi during the 19th century. He was a leading southern white Republican or "scalawag" during Reco...
  • Capt. Wade Hampton Witt, (CSA) (1822 - 1912)
    Wade's birth, military, and death information are available at During the Civil War, Wade equipped and commanded Company K, in Colonel Darnell's 18th Texas Regiment of Mounted Volunteers.* From his obi...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pope County, Illinois.

The county was organized in 1816 and named after Nathaniel Pope, a politician and jurist from the Illinois Territory and State of Illinois.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages & Communities

  • Allen's Spring
  • Bay City
  • Brownfield
  • Dixon Springs
  • Eddyville
  • Glendale
  • Golconda (County Seat)
  • Hamletsburg
  • Herod
  • Homberg
  • Lusk's Ferry
  • McCormick
  • New Liberty
  • Rising Sun



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Shawnee Nat'l Forest (part)