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Organized in 1825 from Fulton County
Knox County was organized January 13, 1825. It was named for Henry Knox, a soldier of the American Revolution who
commanded the storming party at Stony Point, was later a Major General and Washington’s Secretary of War
* Cedar * Chestnut * Copley * Elba * Galesburg * Galesburg City * Haw Creek
* Henderson * Indian Point * Knox * Lynn * Maquon * Ontario * Orange
* Persifer * Rio * Salem * Sparta * Truro * Victoria * Walnut Grove
Cities and Towns
* Abingdon * Altona * East Galesburg * Galesburg * Henderson * Knoxville
* London Mills (mostly in Fulton County) * Maquon * Oneida * Rio
* St. Augustine * Victoria * Wataga * Williamsfield * Yates City
* Appleton * Columbia Heights * Dahinda * Delong * Douglas * Gilson
* Henderson Grove * Hermon * Oak Run * Ontario * Rapatee
Feb 2014: obit for DEAN, HOULIHAN, JOHNSON, SMITH, TRACY, CARPENTER, MEDILL, BARR
Aug 2013: Gossip news for COLTON
July 2013: bio for JOHNSON, obits for HOLLAND, PARKER
Mar 2013: obit for FEY; Wataga House Hotel Fire Pictures (under "miscellaneous data)
Jan 2013: bios for DONNELSON, JOHNSON
Oct 2012: bio for CAVANAUGH; obit for WEHRLY
Aug 2012: obit for FOLGER
July 2012: Abingdon Track Team and Odd Fellows group photo (under "Miscellaneous Data); Class pictures of
Hermon School and London Mills Schools; Picture of members of Hermon Church in 1913
June 2012: HAYNES AND HERMON CHRISTIAN cemetery burials; obits for ARNETT, BRITTINGHAM, SCULLY, ABEL, LOFGREN,
HOUSEL, MARTIN; Bio of COLTON. 1850 Mortality Schedule; burial info of EWING in Knoxville Cem.
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Knox County Courthouse
200 S. Cherry Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
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