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Welcome to
Morgan County, IL
History and Genealogy
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Illinois Genealogy Trails
a part of Genealogy Trails

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MORGAN COUNTY
Morgan County Courthouse picture
County Courthouse
300 W. State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2083
(217) 245-4619

Morgan County was originally part of Madison County. Morgan County was established in 1823.

It was named after Daniel Morgan, an early soldier.

The first settlers began arriving in Morgan County around 1818 .

The present-day counties of Cass and Scott were part of Morgan County until 1837 and 1839.

The boundary line with Cass County was originally further north than the current boundary which was established in 1845. View our MAPS section to see the early county divisions.


Cities and Towns
* Bethel * Chapin * Concord * Franklin
* Jacksonville * Lynnville * Meredosia * Murrayville
* Orleans * Prentice * South Jacksonville * Waverly
* Woodson

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Online Data

Births

Asylum Records

County History

School Records

Website Updates
Aug 2014:  DAVENPORT bios;  1883 pensioners
July 2013: MOODY obits
May 2013: CHAPIN, SMITH obits
Apr 2013:  LANHAM bio; obituaries from 2011
Jan 2013: WILLIS, DOWNING bios
July 2012: WHITED obit
Mar 2012: MUSSON bio
Feb 2012: THATCHER, ENGLISH bios
Jan 2012: LONG obit
Dec 2011: BIGGS bio


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LINKS


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Our Census Transcriptions

Our Transcriptions of State Data

Our Military Transcriptions

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Surrounding County Sites:

MENARD
-- PIKE -- SANGAMON -- MACOUPIN

CASS -- BROWN -- SCOTT -- GREENE

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