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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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