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HISTORY OF ALEXANDER COUNTY

The first settlement goes back to 1805. Alexander County forms the southern extremity of the state and is bounded by the Mississippi River on the west and south, by the Ohio and Cache Rivers on the east and by Union County on the north. There were very few people in the territory in 1819 at the time of the formation of the county. In 1820, considerably more than one year after its organization, there were, according to the United States census, but 625 souls and it must be borne in mind that in that enumeration was included nearly all of what is now Pulaski County. The only towns of importance at that time were America and Caledonia, both now in Pulaski County.

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OFF-SITE LINKS TO ALEXANDER COUNTY INFORMATION

Illinois Death Index, 1916-1950

Illinois Genealogy Trails Military and State Pages

Illinois Convict Register Project

The Railroad Retirement Board

Jim Williamson's homepage
(has class photos of Twente Crossing and Olive Branch Schools)

http://www.dot.state.il.us/maps/county/alexander.pdf

http://news.webshots.com/album/558587891KbXNss
(Mark Frazier's collection of old postcards of Cairo)

Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States


The old courthouse, pictured, was built about 1865 and torn
down in the 1960s.  (Photo courtesy: Stephen Newell)

Alexander County Courthouse is 

located at:

2000 Washington Avenue

Cairo, IL 62914-1717

618-734-3947


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Visit The Counties that Surround Alexander

[Pulaski] [Union]

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[Scott County, MO]

[Mississippi County, MO]

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