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TOWNS AND CITIES OF EDWARDS COUNTY:

Albion* (County Seat)
Bone Gap
Browns
Grayville
West Salem


COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE

Edwards County Clerk
Courthouse
50 East Main Street
Albion, IL 62806



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The territory of Edwards formed  part of the county of Illinois until April 27th 1790 when Arthur St. Clair divided the vast territory into various counties. The east boundary line of St. Clair county was the meridian line passing through Fort Massac on the Ohio; thus the territory along the Wabash was detached from the rest of Illinois and formed a component part of Knox county.  The separation of the Territory northwest of the river Ohio into those of Ohio, May 7th, 1800, and Indiana July 4th, 1800, left matters in statu quo.  The organization of the Territory of Illinois, Feb. 3rd, 1809 led to a new formation of counties, to wit, St. Clair and Randolph, April 28th 1809.  The St. Clair county of 1760 was bounded on the east by the Fort Massac meridian, on the north by the Ohio, on the west by the Mississippi and on the north by the Illinois river.  The county of St. Clair of 1809 extended from the Wabash to the Mississippi, was bounded on the south by township lines between towns three and four south of the base line extending north to the English possessions.  This territory remained a part of St. Clair county until November 28th 1814 when the county of Edwards was organized .




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Edwards County "Firsts"

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The Fordhams and La Serres of the English Settlement




Edwards County Early Government Officeholders


The 1807 Knox County Territorial Census
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The 1818 Crawford County Territorial Census
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The 1850 Mortality Schedule of Edwards County


Edwards County Black Hawk Soldiers


Edwards County Civil War Soldiers


War of 1812 Database
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Edwards County 1883 Pensioners

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A Close up view of Governor Emmerson

Governor Emmerson - run for presidency?

The Emmerson Letters


Edwards County Obituaries

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Last Will and Testament of Jesse Emmerson



Edgar County Township Map



Edwards County Photographs


Illinois State Convict Register



Union Cemetery Photos


Coverage of the Flu of 1918


First Pensioners in the State of Illinois


Illinois Trails Events in History


Illinois Trails Military Databases


Illinois Trails Statewide Census Database


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