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Hi, my name is Nancy Piper and I am the host for Stark County, Illinois.  On these pages you will find the information pertaining to the history of  StarkCounty.  Our goal is to have available free of charge as much information as possible and will be adding continuously to these pages, so check back often.    

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ANNIVERSARIES

BIOGRAPHIES

 Convicts in the Joliet Prison

CENSUS

CEMETERY LISTINGS

COUNTY HISTORY

DEATHS

COURT RECORDS

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

SCHOOLS

VILLAGE HISTORY

 Past Updates

RECENT  UPDATES
September 2016
NEWSPAPERS
Toulon News: Editor Henderson
Speer News: Fire Destroys Speer Grade School Building (1948), Wilbur S. Root Opens New Firm (1911)
, O. W. Hurd Postmaster (1902), Spuds Put out Fire in Phillips' Store (1917), Fire Destroys 3 buildings in Speer (1918)

DEATHS
Death Notice: Arthur Sandham, Ben E. Davis

VILLAGE HISTORY
Speer History (1916 History of Stark County)

 Stark County
Established: March 2, 1839 (Laws, 1839, p. 229)
Named for John Stark, a soldier of the French and Indian wars, a Major General of the Revolution, who served with distinction at Bunker Hill, Trenton, Princeton, and Bennington.


Stark County Courthouse
130 West Main Street
Toulon, IL 61483
County Clerk: (309) 286-5911
Circuit Clerk: (309) 286-5941
Recorder: (309) 286-5911


Townships of Stark County

Click here to view the 1887 Township Map

Elmira
Essex
Goshen
Osceola
Penn
Toulon
Valley
West Jersey

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

1825 1839 - Putnam
1829 1839 -
Knox
1823 1825 -
Fulton
1821 1823 -
Pike
1812 1821 -
Madison
1801 1812 -
St. Clair
County Seat:
1841 Toulon

 


Surrounding Counties

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Stark County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties

HENRY

BUREAU

MARSHALL

KNOX

PEORIA

 
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