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 Henry County, Illinois

Henry County, Illinois was created 13 January 1825 from Fulton County, Illinois.  It was named after Patrick Henry - a Revolutionary war period lawyer, orator and statesman.  Henry County government was started in 1837. The first county seat was Richmond (Richmond no longer exists) established in 1837 and was the county seat until 1839. Geneseo served as a temporary county seat from 1839-1840. The next county seat was Morristown which served as the county seat from 1840-1843. Morristown was very unpopular due to its location and in 1844 land was donated west of Sugar Tree Grove, known today as Cambridge and the county seat was moved there. Cambridge has remained the county seat ever since.  

 


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COUNTY RECORDS

Sept 2017- Edward F. Nass obituary, Galva News from March 19, 1880, Annawan News from March 19, 1880, Atkinson News from March 19, 1880.
All C surnames updated in 1885 Portrait and Biographical Album
July 2017 - All B, I, and Y surnames updated in 1885 Portrait and Biographical Album
June 2017 - All A surnames updated in 1885 Portrait and Biographical Album
Death Notice:Mrs. Sands
May 2017 - 1885 Portrait and Biographical Album - biographies being added

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