Crawford County, Illinois
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Crawford County was established December 31, 1816 (Territorial Laws, 1815 16, p. 21), formed from Edwards
County, Illinois Territory. Sometimes known as "Great Crawford County", its area extended from the Wabash
to the middle of Illinois, and from its present southern border almost to the Canadian border.
Crawford County was formed in 1816 out of Edwards County. At the time of its formation, it encompassed about one
third of the State, but it was reduced to its present borders by 1831 as it spawned new counties. It was named
in honor of William H. Crawford, from Georgia, who was serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury
at the time. Crawford County was home to several battles between the settlers and Indians... [wikipedia]
The crime committed that resulted in the first woman in Illinois to be hanged was committed in Crawford county
(though she was actually executed in Lawrence County)
Robinson, East side of the square, c. 1918
Robinson (county seat)
* Flat Rock * Hutsonville * Oblong * Palestine * Stoy
* Honey Creek * Hutsonville * Lamotte * Licking * Martin
* Montgomery * Oblong * Prairie * Robinson * Southwest
Other populated areas, past and present, include:
Annapolis * Bellair * Bird * Chauncey * Crawfordsville * Dogwood * Duncansville * Gordon *
Green Brier * Hardinville * Heathsville * Kibbie * Landes * Morea * New Hebron * Oil Center * Oil Grove
Pierceburg * Porterville * Port Jackson * Richwoods * Riddleville * Russellville * Trimble * Villas
West Union * West York
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readings, the data from military pensions and other service records; enumerations from census years, any newspaper
gleanings for the family members including birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices/obits and
anything in between - in short, the data you used to build your family tree
(rather than the tree itself since we don't have the space or manpower to accept gedcoms and trees)
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