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About Jersey County

Jersey County, IL, Established: February 28, 1839
Origin of the Name: Named from the State of New Jersey, which derived its name from the Isle of Jersey in Great Britain. In 1821, with the establishment of Greene County, it ceased to be a part of Madison County, a relation it had held since the latter was formed by Gov. Edwards in 1818. The part of Greene County that now constitutes Jersey County, continued to be included in Greene County until August 5, 1839. The Enabling Act passed by the Legislature, February 28, 1839, provided that on August 5, following at an election held for that purpose, a proposition should be submitted to the voters of the latter county, for and against the separation of Jersey County from Greene County, for their determination. At that election, there were 1,239 votes for and 714 against the proposition, a majority of 525 out of a total of 1, 953 votes. From 1821 until 1839, however, the history of Jersey County is naturally included in that of Greene, and is so given.
[Hamilton "History of Jersey Co." 1919]

Jersey County Court House Jersey County Court House, Built 1894,
Located in Jerseyville - County Seat
Arch-Henry Elliott
Contr-Frederick W. Menke

Villages and Unicorporated Areas of Jersey County
Elsah, English, Fidelity, Jersey, Mississippi, Otter Creek, Piasa, Richwoods, Ruyle, Quarry,Rosedale, Beltrees, Chautauqua, Delhi, Democrat Spring, Dow, East Newbern, Kemper, Lake Piasa, Lockhaven, McClusky, Newbern, New Delhi, Nutwood, Reardon, Reddish, Rosedale, Spankey, Brighton, Elsah, Fidelity, Fieldon, Otterville

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