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

CLINTON COUNTY, organized in 1824, fromportions of Washington, Bond and Fayette Counties, and named in honor of De Witt Clinton. It is situated directlyeast of St. Louis, has an area of 494 square miles, and a population (1900) of 19,824. It is drained by the KaskaskiaRiver and by Shoal, Crooked, Sugar and Beaver Creeks. Its geological formation is similar to that of other countiesin the same section. Thick layers of limestone lie near the surface, with coal seams underlying the same at varyingdepths. 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 railroadscross 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, 1901)

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Towns and Cities

Townships

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

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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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BOND
-- FAYETTE-- MADISON

MARION
-- ST. CLAIR-- WASHINGTON

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