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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:

Jan 2016:  obits for BUTLER, MARSHALL, CAMERON; bios for WHEATLEY, CHARD, LANT

Previous Updates

 


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Henderson County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties

HANCOCK

McDONOUGH

MERCER

WARREN

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