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Carroll County
Carroll County was formed in 1839 out of Jo Daviess County.
The county is named for Charles Carroll who signed the Declaration of Independence. Carroll, who died in 1832, was the last signer to die.

The county seat is Mount Carroll

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 through town makes you feel like you would want to live there.

 Lanark * Mt. Carroll * Savanna
 Milledgeville * Chadwick * Shannon * Thomson

Carroll County is divided into these twelve townships:
Cherry Grove-Shannon * Elkhorn Grove * Fairhaven * Freedom * Mount Carroll * Rock Creek-Lima *
Salem * Savanna * Washington * Woodland * Wysox * York

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Research Resource
If you're researching in Milledgeville, the library is an excellent place to start your research, and director Jennifer Garden would like us to let researchers know that their local history collection includes obituaries and cemetery records, as well as information on local businesses.
18 W. Fifth St.
Milledgeville, IL 61051



Census Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Apr 2018:  Sicklist names for WISE, HARTMAN

In memory of
Christine Walters
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Adjacent Counties
Stephenson County - northeast
Ogle County - east
Whiteside County - south
Jo Daviess County - northwest
Clinton County, Iowa - southwest
Jackson County, Iowa - west

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