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County History

Greene County was named for General Nathaniel Greene who was born in 1742 and died in 1786. He was a Major General in the American Revolution and became famous for his service in the southern region of the 13 colonies. Greene County was established January 20, 1821 and was originally part of Madison County.

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:


St. Clair

Greene County History - from the 1901 "Historical Encylopedia of Illinois"

Towns and Cities of Greene County

Athensville, Barrow, Belltown, Berdan, Carrollton, Drake, East Hardin, Eldred, Fayette, Greenfield, Haypress, Hillview, Jalapa, Kane, Old Kane, Rockbridge, Roodhouse, Titus, Walkerville, West Roodhouse, White Hall, Wilmington, Woody, Wrights

Townships of Greene County:
Athensville -- Bluffdale -- Carrollton -- Kane -- Linder -- Patterson -- Rockbridge
Roodhouse -- Rubicon -- Walkerville -- White Hall -- Woodville -- Wrights


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Website Updates:
Feb 2015:  bio for LANE
Jan 2015:  
1879 county directory, bios, township histories, early settlers, Greene County War Record
Nov 2014:  Early pioneers and settlers; GREEN obit
Aug 2014:  obit for KELLER

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Greene County Courthouse
519 N. Main Street
Carrollton, IL 62016-1033

County Clerk (217) 942-5443

Circuit Clerk (217) 942-3421
Recorder (217) 942-5443

IRAD Depository
LIB 144
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield IL 62703-5407
(217) 206-6520

Greene County Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 137
Carrollton, Illinois 62016

Carrollton Public Library
509 South Main Street
Carrollton, IL 62016
Phone (217) 942-6715
Fax (217) 947-6005
Phone: (217) 942-5443

White Hall Township Library
119 East Sherman Street
White Hall, IL 62092-1636
Phone (217) 374-6014

220 West Franklin Street
Roodhouse, IL 62082-1412
Phone (217) 589-5123
Fax: (217) 589-5412

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