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Union County, Illinois

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

Union County was formed nearly a year before the Illinois Territory gained statehood. It was named for a joint revival meeting of the Baptists and Dunkards, called a "union meeting". The county seal depicts the leaders of these two groups shaking hands.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages & Communities

  • Alto Pass
  • Anna
  • Balcom
  • Cobden
  • Dongola
  • Jonesboro
  • La Rue
  • Mill Creek
  • Reynoldsville
  • Ware
  • Wolf Lake



Genealogy Trails


Union County Museum

IL GenWeb

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Crab Orchard Nat'l Wildlife Ref. (part)

Cypress Creek Nat'l Wildlife Ref. (part)

Shawnee National Forest (part)

Trail of Tears State Forest