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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




Hamilton County Data

 

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Death Records

 

Website Updates:
June 2015:  crime news for HEARD,
SCRIBNER; Marriage Announcements for  TURNTINE - MARTIN, OGDEN, WILLIAMS - HUNT; 50th anniversary party news for CAMPBELL; Weather news story for PIERCE; obit for EDWARDS


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

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