Cass County, Illinois
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Cass County Information
Formed in 1837 out of Morgan County.
Named for Lewis Cass, a general in the War of 1812, Governor of the Michigan Territory, and United States Secretary of State in 1860. Cass was serving as Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War just before the County was named.

County Seat: Virginia
Largest city: Beardstown

Beardstown * Virginia

Arenzville * Ashland * Bluff Springs * Chandlerville * Newmansville * Philadelphia

Cass County is divided into eleven townships:

Arenzville * Ashland * Beardstown * Bluff Springs * Chandlerville * Hagener 
Newmansville * Panther Creek * Philadelphia * Sangamon Valley * Virginia

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Cass County Data



Website Updates:
July 2015:  1840 Census; Completion of 1917 Farmers Directory.  



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Mason County
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