Mercer County Illinois
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Founded January 13, 1825
Mercer County is named for Hugh
Mercer (1726–1777), a physician and general during the American
Revolution who died from wounds suffered at the Battle of
Although the county was created in 1825, its
government was not organized for several years; for administration
purposes it was attached first to Schuyler County (until 1826), then
to Peoria (until 1831), and finally to Warren County. The
organization of the county government was completed in 1835, after a
large influx of settlers following the Black Hawk War. (source: WIKIPEDIA)
Cities, Towns and Other
Aledo * Alexis *
Boden * Burgess * Cable * Eliza * Gilchrist * Hamlet * Joy *
Keithsburg * Mannon * Marston
Matherville * Millersburg * New
Boston * New Windsor * North Henderson * Petersville * Preemption *
Seaton * Shale City * Sherrard * Swedona * Viola *
* Duncan * Eliza * Greene * Keithsburg * Mercer * Millersburg * New
North Henderson * Ohio Grove * Perryton * Preemption *
Richland Grove * Rivoli * Suez
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- Website Updates:
Jan 2015: World
War 2 Army Casualties; Korean War Casualties; Vietnam
War Casualties; History: New Boston; Biographies:
DENISON, PRENTISS, DRURY, WILSON, NOBLE, WILLITS,
MILTON, MANNON, PRATT, ROBERTS, CHIDSTER, ALYEA,
- Death Notice: WERTZ - Transcribed by Peggy
- Dec 2014: NOWERS - WRIGHT marriage
Feb 2014: 1850 Mortality
Schedule; History of Center Church; 1883
Pensioners; BARR obit
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