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 Hancock County
Population 2000: 20,121
County seat: Carthage
Named for John Hancock
Hancock County covers 795 square miles and was organized in 1825

Towns and Cities in Hancock County:

* Augusta * Basco * Bentley * Bowen
* Carthage * Dallas City (partly in Henderson County)
* Elvaston * Ferris * Fountain Green * Hamilton
* La Harpe * Nauvoo * Plymouth * Pontoosuc
* Warsaw * West Point

Unincorporated Areas
* Adrian * Burnside * Colmar * Colusa * Denver
* La Crosse * McCall * Niota * Stillwell * Sutter
* Webster

Townships of Hancock County
* Appanoose * Augusta * Bear Creek * Carthage
* Chili * Dallas City * Durham * Fountain Green
* Hancock *Harmony * La Harpe * Montebello
* Nauvoo * Pilot Grove * Pontoosuc * Prairie
* Rock Creek * Rocky Run * St. Albans * St. Mary's
* Sonora * Walker * Warsaw * Wilcox * Wythe


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Nauvoo and the Mormons
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1850 Mortality Schedule

1860 Mortality Schedule

 Hancock County residents in the Joliet State Prison
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Website Updates:
Oct 2013:  1883 Pensioners
June 2013: Mormon newspaper articles from 1844
May 2013: obits for WHITTKOPF, AGNEW, BOSTON, AKERS, CHASE, CLARK, COFFMANN, DAVIS, DERKSEN, DITTMER, FECHT, GRIGSBY, HABBEN, HOLTSCLAW, JACKSON, JACOBS, JOHNSON, KISSINGER, LUCIE, MASSIE, MOYES, NAGEL, NICHOLS, NUTT, O'NEAL, PIERCY, PILKINGTON, QUILHOT, RHODES, ROSKAMP, SCHMITT, SOWLLES, SPURGEON, SULLIVAN, TURK, UFKES, WEAR, WOOD, YOUNGMEYER
Apr 2013: bio for WATSON
Jan 2013: bios for DONALD, GALLOWAY




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Hancock County Courthouse
500 Main Street
Carthage, IL 62321-0000
Phone: (217) 357-3911



Hancock County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties:

ADAMS

HENDERSON

McDONOUGH

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