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Diane Rapp will do lookups from the "History of Macoupin County, Illinois", 1897
Email her at dburf@yahoo.com

(Her family lines are Rhoads, Talley and Shultz)



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

 

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 Data

Schools

 Year Books

 Family Data 

 

Surnames and Brickwalls

 

Military Information

Newspaper
Articles

Illinois Soldier's & Sailors Home & Widows' Home

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

Macoupin Volunteers from the 97th Illinois Infantry

World War 2 Casualties 

1883 Pensioners

   

Other Data

 
New Data added to this site:
Dec 2014:  obits for BOGGESS
Nov 2014:  "miscellaneous" news item about hogs raised.  Obit for WALKER


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