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County Information

The county was organized in 1795 out of a part of St. Clair County.
It was named in honor of Edmund Randolph, Governor of Virginia.
Chester is the county seat



Cities and Towns
* Baldwin * Chester * Coulterville * Ellis Grove * Evansville * Kaskaskia * Percy
* Prairie du Rocher * Red Bud * Rockwood * Ruma * Sparta * Steeleville * Tilden

Unincorporated Communities
* Glenn * Grigg * Menard * Modoc * Schuline * Walsh * Welge * Wine Hill



Fan of Free Genealogy

Many thanks to these Fans of Free Genealogy for their contributions to this site:

Kathyrn Todd
Jeana Gallagher
Stephanie Thornton



Online Data

Church Histories / Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Aug 2014:  obits for HAYER; Marriage announcement for HILLMAN - HIBBARD; HAIR/HAREY family records
Feb 2014:  obits for DICKEY, BOYD, DREWRGVBY, BROWN;  weather news story
Oct 2013:  bday party news for ROBINSON;  court news for ROBINSON; Marriage and birth records for CUNNINGHAM, MCKELVEY, NEILL, ROBINSON, DICKEY and related families;  obits for ERVIN, BOYLE, ELDER, RICHMOND, ORR, CUNNINGHAM, ROBINSON, GILLESPIE, EDGAR, RUSSELL, LOWE, STOKES, SHAW, NEILL, LOCKHART, HAIR, FULLERTON, EAST, HOLLIDAY, CURRY, CRAIGH, MCMILLAN;  Marriage announcements for ROBINSON-NEILL; ADAMS-KLENE; STAM-KIMMET
Sept 2013:  obits for ROBINSON, GILLESPIE, LANGE, STOKES, ADAMS, birthday party news for GILLESPIE;  bios for SEYMOUR, ROBERTS, SCHOEPPEL, TILMANN, MUDD, CONNER, PHEGLEY
May 2013: court news story for BEAUVAIS
Mar 2013: biographies for EDWORDS, MIDDENDORF, DEROUSSE, WILLIAMS, GORDON, LINDSEY, DOUGLAS, GANT, NIXON, MURPHY, WRIGHT, RICHARDSON, FISHER, BOLLINGER, HARGIS
Feb 2013: biographies for COLE, ST.VRAIN, MCBRIDE, GORDON, SHANNON, WILTSHIRE, JOHNSON, NEVILL, SCHUCHERT, SPENCER, THE VALLEY CLARION, POLLACK, HOOD, HOLLOWAY, KNAPP
Oct 2012: Military news item for BOSWELL; 1859 directory of Steeleville, Harmon, Coulterville and Florence; Soldiers from WW1; bio for CHARLES





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Adjacent Counties
* Monroe County (northwest)
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St. Clair County (north)
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Washington County (northeast)
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Perry County (east)
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Jackson County (southeast)
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Perry County, MO (south)
*
Ste. Genevieve Co, MO (southwest)

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