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County Map

Townships

County Clerk and/or Recorder
Jersey County Administration Building
200 N. LaFayette
Jerseyville, IL 62052
618-498-5571, ext. 112 - County Clerk
618-498-5571, ext. 118 - Recorder

Office of the Circuit Clerk
Jersey County Courthouse
201 W. Pearl St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052
618-498-5571, ext. 119
Website

IRAD Depository LIB 144
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield IL 62703-5407
217-206-6520

Jerseyville Public Library
105 North Liberty Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618.498.9514 Website

Local Newspapes
Jersey County Journal
Website

Jersey County Established: - February 28, 1839 - (Laws, 1839, p. 208)

County Seat - 1839 - present - Jerseyville

History of Governing Board:
1839 - 1849 - County Commissioners Court
1849 - 1861 - County Court
1861 - 18?? - County Board of Supervisors
18?? - 1879 - County Court (after 1873, Board of County Commissioners)
1879 - present - County Board of Supervisors

Townships - Elsah - English - Fidelity - Jersey - Mississippi - Otter Creek - Piasa - Richwoods - Ruyle - Quarry - Rosedale

Origin of the name of the county
Named for the State of New Jersey, which derived its name from the Isle of Jersey in Great Britain

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:
1821 - 1839 - Greene
1812 - 1821 - Madison
1790 - 1812 - St. Clair

Adjacent Counties:
Greene County - north
Macoupin County - east
Madison County - southeast
St. Charles County, Missouri - south
Calhoun County - west

Unincorporated Communities
Beltrees - Chautauqua
Delhi - Democrat Spring
Dow - East Newbern
Kemper - Lake Piasa
Lockhaven - McClusky
Newbern - New Delhi - Nutwood
Reardon - Reddish
Rosedale - Spankey

Incorporated Communities

Cities - Grafton - Jerseyville

Villages - Brighton - Elsah - Fidelity - Fieldon

Towns - Otterville

Major Highways
U.S. Route 67
Illinois Route 3
Illinois Route 16
Illinois Route 100
Illinois Route 109
Illinois Route 111
Illinois Route 267

State Protected Areas
Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area
Pere Marquette State Park

National Protected Areas
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge (eastern portion)