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Piatt County was formed in 1841 from Macon and Dewitt Counties. It was named after James A. Piatt, a local resident instrumental in formation of the county.

County Seat Monticello
Largest city Monticello



The settlement of Piatt county began in 1830 when some
settlers came from Ohio. The county government was organized
in 1840 with Monticello, a village of one hundred inhabitants,
as the county town. Settlement increased but slowly
in the county and in 1850 the population was but 1,600
[Source: The Settlement of Illinois from 1830 to 1850]


Piatt County is divided into eight townships:
Bement -- Blue Ridge -- Cerro Gordo -- Goose Creek
Monticello -- Sangamon -- Unity -- Willow Branch


Cities

Monticello

Villages
Atwood -- Bement -- Cerro Gordo -- Cisco -- De Land -- Hammond -- Mansfield

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Piatt County Data

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Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb 2014:  bio for DAVENPORT
July 2013: birth announcement for HAZZARD; WOOLINGTON obit; crime news re: WEAVER; CLOUSER anniversary news
Jan 2013: Bio for GREGORY
May 2012: Gossip and "Sick List" News Items
A few of our previous Updates: 1850 Mortality Schedule, obit for O'LAUGHLIN


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