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Macoupin County History Index

Origin of the name "Macoupin"

The Arrow Arum plant was named "Macopin" by the Indians of Macoupin county. It was a root which they gathered from the marshes. The women pulled the roots up from the ground at the bottom of the water which could sometimes be waist high. They were poisonous when raw, but once cooked they were roasted or ground using the flour to make bread, which was a main staple in their diet. This name was also given to the main water stream that ran through the county.


First Naturalization

First Divorce-Aug 1831

First Will Upon Record

First Settlers in Staunton

Courthouse History

Staunton, Illinois Stores & Businesses

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

 



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