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Prairies of Illinois

NAME OF PRAIRIE

COUNTY LOCATED IN

LOCATION

Allen's

Greene

12 miles NE of Carrolton

Allison's

Lawrence

5 miles NE of Lawrenceville- 10 miles long and 5 miles wide

Apple Creek

Greene

north of Apple Creek- 10 miles long 2-4 miles wide

Arm of the Grand

Jefferson

8 miles NE of Mt Vernon

Barney's

Wabash

7 miles north of Mt Carmel

Bear

Wayne

5 miles E of Fairfield--small

Bellview

Calhoun

Ill River bottoms-6miles long, 1 mile wide

Big Mound

Wayne

5 miles W of Fairfield- 3 miles long

Big

White

between Little and Big Wabash Rivers

Big

Monroe

 

Big

St Clair

in American Bottoms--settled before 1800

Birk's

Edwards

4000 acres--several salt licks

Boltinghouse

Edwards Co

S of Albion-4 miles long and 3 miles wide

Bon Pas

Edwards

4 miles NE of Albion-2 miles diamter

Bonus

Boone

settled in 1836

Brown's

Macoupin and Green

12 miles N of Alton between Wood River and the Piasa

Brushy

Wayne

11 miles E of Fairfield on the E side of Little Wabash River

Buckeye

Christian

settled by people from OH

Buckheart

Fulton

NE of Lewistown-6 to 8 miles long joined Canton Prairie

Buck

Edwards

6 miles NE of Albion-2 1/2 miles wide

Buckhorn

Morgan

6 miles S of Jacksonville

Bullard's (Gardner's)

Lawrence

16 miles W of Lawrenceville-8-10 miles ong, 2 miles wide

Bull's Eye

Mason

Sangamon River Bottom

Burnt

White

NW corner--2 miles diameter

Burnt

Edwards

4 miles NW of Albion-6 miles long, 2 miles wide

Canton

Fulton

near Spoon River going N

Casey's

Jefferson

near Mt Vernon-5 miles long, 2 miles wide

Christy's

Lawrence

10 miles W of Lawrenceville

Clay

Clark

W of Union Prairie, 8 miles SW of Darwin

Cold

St Clair

American Bottoms, on road from St Louis to Belleville

Conant

Perry

W of Pinkneyville, less than 7 miles long

Cotton Hill

Sangamon

between South Fork and Horse Creek, 12 miles S of Springfield

Cox's

Jackson

NE of Brownsville

Crow's

Putnam

 

Decker's

Wabash

12 miles NE of Mt Carmel--small

Diamond Grove

Morgan

S of Jacksonville-4 miles long

Dolson's

Clark

W side of County-12 miles long, 6 miles wide

Drennan's

Sangamon

near Panther Creek, between Auburn and Chatham

Dutch

St Clair

SW part of County

Eaton

Perry

3 miles W of Pinckneyville

Edmonson's

McDonough

6 miles SW of Macomb--10 miles long, 1 to 2 miles wide

Eight Mile

Franklin

18 miles SW of Frankfort

Elk

Perry

between Little Muddy and Beaucoup Creeks--5 miles long

English (1st Boltinghouse)

Edwards

 

Estes

Franklin

14 miles N of Frankfort

Flat

Randolph

20 miles E of Kaskaskia

Fork

Bond

between forks of Shoal Creek, N of Greenville

Forked

Sangamon

E of South Fork

Four Mile

Perry

adjacent to Pinckneyville, 7 miles long, 4 miles wide

Fourteen Mile

Effingham

along the National Road

Fox

Richland

 

French Creek

Edwards

SE of Albion, between Little Wabash River and Bonpas Creek

Froggy

Adams

Honey Creek Twp

Garden

Sangamon

between Richland and Rock Creeks, 14 miles NW of Springfield

German

Sangamon

NE of Springfield

Goose Nest

Coles

Abe Lincoln's family settled here

Grand

several

between Mississippi and Wabash Rivers

Grand

Crawford

between Embarrass and Wabash Rivers

Grand

Clinton

E of Okaw River

Grand Coti

Washington

ridge between Kaskaskia River and Beacoup Creek

Granger's

Adams

NW part of Co--3 miles long

Gun

Jefferson

S of Mt Vernon--2 miles long and 1 mile wide

Hancock

Adams

above Bear Creek, went for 15 miles into Warren Co

Hargrave's

Wayne

near Fairfield, 7 miles ong, 2 miles wide

Hart's

Margan

S of Waverly--small, named for Rev Wm A Hart

Hawkin's

Greene

S side of Macoupin Creek, 9 miles S of Carrolton

Herrington's

Wayne

11 miles NW of Fairfield--8 miles long, 2 to 4 miles wide

Herron's

Franklin

SW part of Co

High

St Clair

8 miles S of Belleville

Hogg

Hamilton

few miles W of McLeansboro-2 miles diameter, named for Samuel Hogg

Horse

Randolph

 

Illinois (Wolf)

Calhoun

mouth of Illinois River, north for 20 miles

Indian

Wayne

10 miles NW of Fairfield

Jersey

Morgan

10 miles S of Jacksonville

Jordan's

Jefferson

6 miles N of Mt Vernon--5 miles long

Knight's

Hamilton

W of McLeansboro

Knob

Franklin

15 miles NW of Frankfort

Lamotte

Crawford

8 miles long

LaSalle

Peoria

adjoining Lake Peoria--10 miles long

Lemarde

Wayne

7 miles NW of Fairfield-6 miles long

Lick

Wabash

southern part of Co

Little

Washington

 

Little Mount

Wayne

3 miles SW of Fairfield, small Indian burial ground

Long

Wabash

13 miles NW of Mt Carmel

Long

Edwards

N of Albion--9 miles long

Long

Boone

 

Long

Clay

part of 12 Mile Prairie, 8 to 10 miles long

Long

Jefferson

5 miles W of Mt Vernon--4 miles long

Looking Glass

St Clair

between Silver and Sugar Creek, goes into Madison Co for 20 miles

Lorton's

Greene

N side of Apple Creek

Lost

Perry

7 miles W of Pinckneyville--3 miles long

Loup

St Clair

 

Luken's

Lawrence

South side of Co

Macon County

Macon

norht of Decatur, north fork of Sangamon Rr and Salt Creek

Macoupin

Greene

between Piasa and Macoupin Creeks

Marshall's

Jackson

14 miles NE of Brownsville

Mason's

Lawrence

SW part 20 miles from Lawrenceville

McCall's

Crawford

Robinson Twp

Mill's

Edwards

11 miles NE of Albion 4m long, 2m wide

Moore's

Jefferson

6 to 12 miles SE of Mt Vernon, 8m long, 2m wide

Moore's

St Clair

5 miles E of Bellville

Mud

Morgan

6 miles SW of Waverly

Mud

St Clair

SE part

Mud

Washington & Perry

on Mud Creek 14 miles NE of Pinckneyville

Mud

Wayne

8 miles NW of Fairfield

Nine Mile Prairie

Perry

10 miles E of Pinckneyville.

North Arm

Edgar

6 miles E of Paris, E to IN line, W to Grand Prairie

North

Morgan

12 miles NE of Jacksonville, south side of Mauveterre Creek

Oblong

Edwards

1 mile wide

Oblong

Crawford

in ten sections

Ogle's

St Clair

5 miles N of Belleville

Old Pearl

Pike

N of the village of Pearl

Ox Box

Putnam

10 miles S of Hennepin, 5 miles long, 2 miles wide

Parker's

Clark

 

Phelp's

Franklin

12 miles S of Frankfort on Crab Orchard Creek

Philo

Williamson

12 miles S of Frankfort

Plum Creek

St Clair/Randolph

3 miles wide and 10 miles long

Poor

Franklin

12 miles S od Frankfort

Prairie du Long

St Clair

southern part

Pratt's

Greene

15 miles NW of Carrolton

Rattan's

Madison

7 miles NW of Edwardsville

Ridge

Madison

near Edwardsville south to St Clair Co

Rollin's

Franklin

N of Frankfort 6 miles long 4 miles wide

Round

Schuyler

20 miles from Rushville on William's Creek

Round

Boone

LeRoy Twp

Round

Wabash

12 miles NE of Mt Carmel

Round

Bond

6 miles W of Greenville

Round

Perry

E side of Beaucoup Creek 8 miles from Pinkneyville

Round

Sangamon

forks of Sugar Creek and S fork of Sangamon River 7 miles SE of Springfield

Round

Marshall

6 miles wide

Salt

Calhoun

between bluffs and Salt Prairie Slough 6 miles long

Sand

Tazewell

4 miles S of Pekin

Santa Fe

Clinton

on Kaskaskia River

Saratoga

Marshall

Saratoga Twp

Seven Mile

White

7 miles W of Carmi

Shipley's

Wayne

5 miles S of Fairfield

Shoal Creek

Clinton/Bond/Montgomery

west of Shoal Creek 8 miles wide

Six Mile

Madison

in American Bottoms SW part of Co

Six Mile

Perry

9 miles SW of Pinkneyville 9 miles long 6 miles wide

Six's

Schuyler

17 miles S of Rushville 10 miles long, 3 miles wide Mt Sterling was located in this prairie

Smith's

Fulton

near Lewiston

Smooth

Madison

forks of Wood River 8 miles E of Alton 3 miles wide

South

Morgan

S side of Walnut Creek

Squaw

Boone

 

String

Greene

between Macoupin and Apple Creeks 4 miles W of Carrolton 15 miles long

Strawn's

Putnam

N of Magnolia

Stum's

Edwards

S of Albion

Sugar

Richland

 

Sweet's

Morgan

3 miles W of Manchester

Swett's

Madison

4 miles NE of Edwardsville

Three Mile

Washington

8 miles S of Nashville

Tom's

Wayne

6 miles NE of Fairfield on Elm River

Totten's

Fulton

7 miles W of Lewiston 10 miles long 3 miles wide

Turney's

Wayne

8 miles S of Fairfield

Twelve Mile

Effingham

W of Little Wabash River

Twelve Mile

St Clair

 

Union

Clark

SE part of Co 5 miles long and 3 miles wide

Union

Schuyler

4 miles W of Rushville

Village

Edwards

2 miles N of Albion

Walnut Hill

Marion/Jefferson

4 miles long 3 miles wide

Walnut

Clark

near Wabash River 5 miles long 2 miles wide

Webb's

Franklin

15 miles E of Frankfort

Willow

Crawford

Oblong Twp

Wood's

Wabash

10 miles from Mt Carmel

Wright's

Franklin

12 miles S Frankfort

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