Greene County, Illinois
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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:
1790–1812 St. Clair
County History - from the 1901
"Historical Encylopedia of Illinois"
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
Roodhouse -- Rubicon -- Walkerville -- White Hall -- Woodville -- Wrights
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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
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield IL 62703-5407
Greene Co. Genealogical &
P.O. Box 137
Carrollton, Illinois 62016
Carrollton Public Library
509 South Main Street
Carrollton, IL 62016
White Hall Township Library
119 East Sherman Street
White Hall, IL 62092-1636
ROODHOUSE PUBLIC LIBRARY
220 West Franklin Street
Roodhouse, IL 62082-1412
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