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Douglas County
Index to History Topics

"Tuscola, a city and the county-seat of Douglas County, located at the intersection of the Illinois Central and two other trunk lines of railway, 22 miles south of Champaign, and 36 miles east of Decatur. Besides a brick court-house it has five churches, a graded school, a national bank, two weekly newspapers and two establishments for the manufacture of carriages and wagons. Population (in 1880), 1,457; (in 1890) 1,897; (in 1900) 2,569" ["Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois", 1901]

1884 History of Douglas County

Index of names found within the Township histories

Biographical Sketches
Murdock Twp bios:
Samuel Baxter | W.C. Campbell | William H. Ewin | B.B. Helm | R.F. Helm | Samuel A. Howard | Abram Jones

Arcola Twp bios:
Libern G. Dixon (NEW)

Township Histories


History of Hindsboro - Printed in the Arcola Record, 1894

History of Pleasant Ridge - from "1857-1957 Centennial, A Tribute To Our Pioneers"


Historical and Biographical Record
of Douglas County, 1900

Pioneers of Douglas County

Biographical Sketches


First Officials



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