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Clinton County, Illinois
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Clinton County
Population 2000: 35,535
Metro area: St. Louis

County seat: Carlyle

Named for N.Y. Governor DeWitt Clinton

Towns and Cities
in Clinton County

Townships of Clinton County

 Village of Albers 

Village of Aviston 
Village of Bartelso 
Village of Beckemeyer 
Boulder
City of Breese 
City of Carlyle 
Village of Damiansville 
Ferrin
Village of Germantown
 Village of Hoffman 
Village of Huey 
Village of Keyesport 
Village of New Baden 
New Memphis
Posey
City of Trenton  

 BREESE TOWNSHIP 
  BROOKSIDE TOWNSHIP 
  CARLYLE TOWNSHIP 
  CLEMENT TOWNSHIP 
  EAST FORK TOWNSHIP 
  GERMANTOWN TOWNSHIP 
  IRISHTOWN TOWNSHIP 
 LAKE TOWNSHIP 
  LOOKING GLASS TOWNSHIP 
 MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP 
  ST ROSE TOWNSHIP 
  SANTA FE TOWNSHIP 
  SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP 
 WADE TOWNSHIP 
  WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP 



 

Clinton County History

CLINTON COUNTY, organized in 1824, from portions of Washington, Bond and Fayette Counties, and named in honor of De Witt Clinton. It is situated directly east of St. Louis, has an area of 494 square miles, and a population (1900) of 19,824. It is drained by the Kaskaskia River and by Shoal, Crooked, Sugar and Beaver Creeks. Its geological formation is similar to that of other counties in the same section. Thick layers of limestone lie near the surface, with coal seams underlying the same at varying depths. The soil is varied, being at some points black and loamy and at others (under timber) decidedly clayey. The timber has been mainly cut for fuel because of the inherent difficulties attending coal-mining. Two railroads cross the county from east to west, but its trade is not important. Agriculture is the chief occupation, corn, wheat and oats being the staple products.
(Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois)


 

Online Data

Births

Church Histories / Records

Index to Death Records
Surnames:
A-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z

Family Bible Records

Military
(New!)

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates
Oct 2013:  1883 pensioners
May 2013: obit for BEERS
Apr 2013: obit for DIXON
Jan 2013: bios for FEKETE, PRICE
May 2012: WW2 Casualties; Naturalization Records; Pix of headstone of soldier R. Roberts; Early Settlers
Previous Updates: BOND bio; Marriages; HERBST obit




Clinton Circuit Clerk 
850 Fairfax Street 
P. O. Box 407   
Carlyle, IL 62231-1840   
(618) 594-2464  Ext. 620 

Clinton County Clerk 
850 Fairfax Street 
P. O. Box 308 
Carlyle, IL  62231 
(618) 594-2464  Ext. 630 




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Clinton County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties 

BOND

FAYETTE

MADISON

MARION

ST. CLAIR

 WASHINGTON


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