Welcome
To
Carroll County
Illinois




Hello - My name is Christine Walters and I am pleased to be your Carroll County Co-ordinator for Genealogy Trails. The information found here is a joint effort between you and I. If you have any Family information, Obituaries, Biographies, Births, Deaths, or anything relating to Carroll County, and would like to share it with us, please send it to me.

Any information or stories about the county and some of the special attractions or genealogical history would also be appreciated. The pioneer families of Carroll County IL have so very much to be proud of. The rich foundation they laid so many years ago is still evident in the character of this beautiful and serene area of Northwestern IL. It will be a pleasure to follow the "trail" with you.


   


CARROLL COUNTY INTERESTS

BIBLE RECORDS
BIOGRAPHIES
BIRTHS
BUSINESS & MFG
CEMETERIES
CENSUS & PENSIONERS
CENTENARIANS
CHURCHES
COUNTY DIRECTORY 1878
COUNTY DIRECTORY 1917
COUNTY PLAT BOOK 1893
COUNTY PLAT BOOK 1908
COUNTY POORHOUSE
COUNTY SUPERVISORS 1892-3
THE COUNTY FAIR
Agricultural Society 1879
County Fair Pageant 1923
DEATHS
DIARIES
CONRAD BENDER 1877
Diary 1925
EARLY LEGISLATORS
EARLY ORGANIZATIONS
FEDERAL LAND
PATENTS 1854-1758
GALLERY
Postcards & Photos
GOSSIP COLUMNS
HISTORY of CARROLL
1913 Munsell Pub. Co Chicago
LANDOWNERS 1939
LOOK UP VOLUNTEERS
MARRIAGES
ANNIVERSARIES
ENGAGEMENTS
WEDDINGS
MISCELLANEOUS
DIVORCES
MILITARY

HONOR ROLL WW I
MILLS
Halderman Mill
Old Carroll Mill Collapses
NEWS ARTICLES
OBITUARIES
OLD HOMES
OLD HOTELS
OLD LETTERS
OLD PHOTOS
OLD SETTLERS ASSOCIATION
OLD TIME Cures
OLD TIME Farm Equipment
ORPHAN TRAINS
PIONEER FAMILIES
POST OFFICES
RAILROAD HISTORY
REUNIONS
SCHOOLS
RESEARCHERS
SURNAMES
TAX LIST
WEBSITES
and other Carroll Co interests
WILLS
CYCLONE 1898-GAZETTE
CYCLONE 1898-MIRROR
CYCLONE 1898-Mary Petty
MIRROR DEMOCRAT
Biography/Business Dir. 1898
Biography/Business Dir. 1922
Biography/Business Dir. 1930
5 GENERATIONS FAMILIES
4 GENERATION FAMILIES
3 GENERATION FAMILIES
HISTORICAL CALENDARS
1976 Calendar
1980 Calendar
1982 Calendar
HISTORICAL ART
"THEN" & "NOW"
MEMORIES Of You HARVEY
By Florence L. (Downing) Horner
RACINE & MISSISSIPPI
Railroad Stock
CHRISTMAS OF OLD
RECOLLECTIONS
By Asahel Preston
EARLY CARROLL COUNTY
By Fay Christian
HISTORY OF CARROLL CO
FARM DIARY 1863
By Samuel Preston
CARROLL COUNTY HISTORY
By Volney Armour
LOG CABIN DAYS
By Ellen Preston Downing
CARROLL CO POETRY
Poetry By Andrew Downing
Poetry by Ellen Milroy
LOGGING on the MISSISSIPPI
By Shelton Helle
THE LONG AGO
By Thomas Fraser
MEMOIRS
By Edward Straub
GOING TO MONTANA
The Rilla Preston Story
STONE ARCH BRIDGE
Where Abe Lincoln Camped
THE SCRAPBOOK
Momento's Pearl Puterbaugh
SCRAPBOOK - HAIR ALBUM
By Elizabeth Chalfield Hiserodt
SCRAPBOOK
Harriett "Hettie" Nase
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
That Our Ancestors Made
THE SWORD QUILT
Sewn by Hannah Martin Sword
SAVANNA 100 YEARS
By Alice M. Bowen
STAGE COACH STOP
O'Neal Inn
THE WEB of the YEARS
By Kenneth Duncan
BEAUTY SPOTS of
Mt. Carroll

From Leroy Getz & Alice Horner
FAMILY LETTERS
Fulton & Ringer
19th CENTURY SHANNON
Fulton & Ringer
BARKLOW REMINISCENSES
The Lanark Gazette
1911 INGLENOOK COOK BOOK




Carroll County was organized on 22 February 1839. The County is named for Charles Carroll who was one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. We have 14 Townships which I hope to get some History on soon.

The historical town of Savanna is here in Carroll County right on the Mississippi River. When the trains and riverboats rules this town was a hustle and bustle of excitement and adventure. People from far and wide passed through Savanna, some moved on but many left their mark. Further inland is the county seat of Mt. Carroll, complete with a Courthouse Square. The city of Mt. Carroll, although up to date and progressive, is still a place where time stands still.

The brick streets can still be found, the old buildings and stores are still used. A drive thorugh town makes you feel like you would want to live there. There are other towns and areas of interests that we will explore and learn about together.






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TOWNS / CITIES / PLACES
Bluffville (York Twp)
Bluffville History
Brookville
Brookville
Chadwick - Fairhaven Twp
History of Chadwick
Chadwick Business & Mfg.
Chadwick Posse
Cherry Grove
History Cherry Grove Twp.
Elkhorn Grove Twp
History of Elkhorn Grove Twp.
Elkhorn Grove History
Freedom Township
Freedom Twp. History
Hazelhurst
Community of Hazelhurst
Lanark (Rock Creek Twp)
History of Lanark by Ketts
History of Lanark (1968)
The Traveling Cider Press
Lanark Mfg. & Business
Lanark Business Directory 1900
Lanark 1901 Illustrated Book
Cotta Automobile
Strickler Quilt Shop
Temperance Movement
Wolfley Carpet Weaving
Lima Township
Stone Arch Bridge
Milledgeville (Wysox Twp)
History of Wysox Twp.
History of Milledgeville
Milledgville History
Milledgville Business
Village of Milledgeville
Ankeny Farm 1828
Mt. Carroll Township
History of Mt.Carroll
History Mt. Carroll Twp.
Mt. Carroll Business
Glen View Hotel
History of Jacobstown
Pioneer Days of Jacobsville
Hwy. 52 Lanark Portion
Lewistown Trail
Caroline Mark Home
History of Wacker
Locust Grove Community
Salem Twp.
History of Salem Twp.
Savanna
Savanna Business & Mfg.
History of Savanna
Savanna - 100 Years
Savanna May Festival 1914
Savanna in the 1930's
Wood Products-The Helle Brothers
Palisades State Park
Savanna Telephone Dir. 1901
Twin Sisters
Shannon
History of Shannon
Business & Mfg. Shannon
Badger Springs
Baseball Team Shannon
Fishing Trip 1926 Shannon
19th Century Shannon
Christmas 1886 Shannon
4th of July 1876
4th of July 1898
Recollections of Shannon
Shannon Election 1901
Thomson (York Twp)
History Of Thomson
Thomson Band
Washington Twp.
History of Washington Twp.
Woodland Twp.
History Woodland Twp.
Wysox Twp
Hazelhurst (above)
Milledgeville (above)
History of Wysox Township
York Twp
Bluffville (above)
Thomson (above)
History Of York Twp.

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CITY OFFICES/ LIBRARIES/SOCIETIES

Savanna Public Library

Carroll Co Genealogical Society

Carroll County Probates
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Campbell Center
For Historic Preservation Studies

Mt. Carroll Twp. Library

SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Jo Davies County

Stephenson County

Lee County

Whiteside County

Ogle County

 


In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story, and to feel that somehow they know and approve. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I, and why do I do the things I do? It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." It goes to deep pride that they fought to make, and keep, us a Nation. It goes to a realization that they were doing it for us.

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