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Moultrie County, Illinois 
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Moultrie County was established on February 16, 1843.
Moultrie County was formed in 1843 out of Shelby and Coles Counties. It is named for South Carolina General, and later Governor, William Moultrie. General Moultrie defended Sullivan's Island, South Carolina from British attack in 1776. The site was later renamed Fort Moultrie. Nearby Jasper County was named for Sgt. William Jasper, another hero of the defense of Sullivan's Island.
The County Seat is Sullivan.

Some parts of it were originally part of the following counties:

    • 1831 - 1843 Macon
    • 1827 - 1843 Shelby
    • 1821 - 1827 Fayette
    • 1819 - 1821 Clark
    • 1816 - 1819 Crawford
    • 1815 - 1816 Edwards
    • 1812 - 1815 Madison
    • 1801 - 1812 St. Clair
    • 1790 - 1801 Knox, Northwest Territory

Townships

Dora -Name changed from West (date unknown).
East Nelson -Name changed from Okaw (date unknown).
Jonathan Creek 
Lovington 
Lowe -Name changed from Taylor (date unknown).
Marrowbone - 
Sullivan 
Whitley 

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Website Updates:
Nov 2014:  Lowe Township Schools
Mar 2013: SPENCE obit
Jan 2013: ELLIS bio

 

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