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County History

McLeansboro, IL
North Side of the Square, McLeansboro, IL

Hamilton County was formed out of White County in 1821 and is named for Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

The county seat is McLeansboro, Illinois

Hamilton County is divided into twelve townships:

Cities and Towns

Census
Designated
Places

Beaver Creek
Crook
Crouch
Dahlgren
Flannigan
Knights Prairie
Mayberry
McLeansboro
South Crouch
South Flannigan
South Twigg
Twigg

Belle Prairie City
Broughton
Dahlgren
Macedonia (small portion in Franklin County)
McLeansboro

Dale (Dales)
Delafield
Diamond City
Piopolis
Thackeray
Walpole

Unincorporated Places

Aden
Blairsville (Flannigan's Store)
Braden
Bungay
Dale (Dales)
Delafield
Diamond City
Feakeyville

Flint (ghost town)
Garrison
Hoodville
Jefferson City, IL (ghost town near Bungay)
Logansport, IL
Lovilla (ghost town)
New Bremen (see Piopolis)

Olga
Piopolis
Rectorville (became Broughton)
Slapout (ghost town)
Thackeray
Thurber
Tucker's Corner
Walpole




Online Data

Births

Death Records

     
Website Updates:
Oct 2013:  1883 Pensioners; BROADWAY obit
Apr 2013: marriage info for DICKEY-SHELTON and MADEN-DICKEY
Aug 2012: HALLEY obit
June 2012: WRIGHT burial info in Mt. Pleasant Cem
Feb 2012: Marriage Record of TATE-LASATER
Dec 2010: Poor House Records
Oct 2010: Bio of COKER
July 2010: Bio of W.B. Johnson
May 2010: West Rural Hill School, Flannigan Twp School Class pictures; Biography of Rev. War. Soldier Abner Foster
Mar 2010: Chapter 1 of the "History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties"; List of soldiers in the Civil War, blackhawk War and mexican War; List of early officers; early settlers; All Biographies listed in the 1887 History; Early Physicians of Hamilton co.; 1850 and 1860 Mortality Schedules


Surrounding Counties
Wayne County - north
White County - east
Gallatin County - southeast
Saline County - south
Franklin County - west
Jefferson County - northwest

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