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Henderson  County
Population 2000: 8,213
County seat: Oquawka
Named for the Henderson River
Henderson County covers 379 square miles and was organized in 1841

Henderson County History

A county comprising 380 square miles of territory, located in the western section of the State and bordering on the Mississippi River. The first settlements were made about 1827-28 at Yellow Banks, now Oquawka. Immigration was checked by the Black Hawk War, but revived after the removal of the Indians from Warren in 1841, with Oquawka as the county-seat. Population in 1880 was 10,722; In 1890, 9,876. The soil is fertile and underlaid by limestone. The surface is undulating, and well timbered. Population in 1900 was 10,836. "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, 1901"

Oquawka - the county seat of Henderson County, situated on the Mississippi River, about 15 miles above Burlington, Iowa, and 32 miles west of Galesburg. It is in a farming region, but has some manufactories. The town has 5 churches, a graded school, a bank and three newspapers. Population in 1900 was 1,010. "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, 1901"

Towns and Cities in Henderson County:
Bald Bluff Township 
Biggsville Township 
Carman Township 
Dallas City (part) 
Gladstone Township 
Gulf Port (part) 
Lomax Township 
Media Township 
Oquawka Township 
Raritan Township 
Rozetta Township 
Stronghurst (part) 
Terre Haute Township 

Townships of Henderson County

BALD BLUFF TOWNSHIP 
 BIGGSVILLE TOWNSHIP 
  CARMAN TOWNSHIP 
 GLADSTONE TOWNSHIP 
 LOMAX TOWNSHIP 
  MEDIA TOWNSHIP 
  OQUAWKA TOWNSHIP 
  RARITAN TOWNSHIP 
  ROZETTA TOWNSHIP 
  STRONGHURST TOWNSHIP 
  TERRE HAUTE TOWNSHIP 

Henderson County Courthouse
P.O. Box 308
Oquawka, IL 61469-0308
Phone: (309)867-2911

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Website Updates:
Feb 2014:  obit for BELL
Oct 2013:  1883 Pensioners
Feb 2013: obit for NORTHRUP
Jan 2013: obit for WORLEY
Previous Updates:
obits for SUMMERS, BOWN, MANIFOLD; Sick List News, Birth Announcements for PERRY, MILLER, NEGLEY, BURKETT
Obit for PAUL, LOGAN, EDMUNDS, BABCOOK; Sick List news for LOGAN; Anniversary Party news for LOGAN; Pioneer Stories - LOGAN, BARNES; Bio of LOGAN.
1850 Mortality Census; 1854 Business Directory; Old Settlers' Meeting of 1881


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Henderson County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties 

HANCOCK

McDONOUGH

MERCER

WARREN

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