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Email her at dburf@yahoo.com

(Her family lines are Rhoads, Talley and Shultz)

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Established January 17, 1829
The county seat is Carlinville

The county was named for Macoupin Creek, which flows through the county and is derived from the Indian word for the water lillies that grew along the creek. The tubers for the water lillies were a food source for the Native Americans.

Present Area, or parts of it, were formerly included in :

St. Clair - 1790-1812
Madison- 1812-1821 and 1825-1829
Greene -1821-1829

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ONLINE DATA

Townships / Towns / City Histories
They contain the names of the first settlers, first born/died/married in each township.

Bird

Bunker Hill

Barr

Brushy Mound

Brighton

Chesterfield

Dorchester
Wilsonville

Girard

Gillespie

Honey Point

Nilwood

N. Palmyra

S. Palmyra

Shipman

Scottsville

Virden

Western Mound

Hilyard
Centerville
Plainview

Cahokia

Shaw's Point

North Otter

South Otter

Woodburn

White City


Vital Records

Marriages

Biographies

Birth Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

Church Records

Death Records

Divorces

1850 Mortality Schedule


Obituaries

Land Patents

History

Indians

Newspaper Gleanings

Schools

 Year Books

 Family Data 

Military Information

Newspaper
Articles

Illinois Soldier's & Sailors Home & Widows' Home

Roster of Co. K, 122nd Regiment
Ill. Vol. Infantry

Civil War Volunteers

Macoupin Volunteers from the 97th Illinois Infantry

World War 2 Casualties 

Other Data

Towns, Villages and Other Places

Photos and Postcards

Underground Railroad Stories

County Resources

 

Surnames and Brickwalls

 
New Data added to this site:
May 2015:  bios for ANDERSON, ENSLOW, DEWS;  obits for TODD, KIRKPATRICK;  marriage announcements for CRUM-REYNOLDS, ALLEN-HENDERSON

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Surrounding Counties

Madison

Morgan

Jersey

Greene

Montgomery

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