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County Seat Carmi
Largest city Carmi
The first white settlers came to White County between 1807 and 1809. The first settlements were near the Little
Wabash River and Big Prairie, one of the numerous prairies in the county. These families—Hanna, Land, Hay, Williams,
Calvert, Ratcliff, Holderby, Robinson, Stewart, among others—typically had spent time in the Carolinas, Kentucky
or Tennessee before moving into Illinois, and many were of Scots-Irish descent. Many came through the land office
at Shawneetown, Illinois, which was a port for flatboats which traveled the Ohio River.
Other early settlements were Grayville, located at the mouth of Bonpas Creek and the Wabash River, settled by the
Gray family around 1810; Phillipstown, on the bluffs above the Wabash and Fox River floodplain; and New Haven (mostly
in Gallatin County), which was home to a brother of Daniel Boone around 1818. Old Sharon Church (Presbyterian),
located near the later village of Sacramento, was organized around 1816, and the village of Seven Mile Prairie
was established a few miles north of the church in the 1830s. (source: wikipedia)
Cities, Towns and CDP's
* Carmi * Grayville (south half)
* Burnt Prairie * Crossville * Enfield * Maunie * Mill Shoals
* Norris City * Phillipstown * Springerton
* Brownsville * Bungay * Calvin * Centerville * Dogtown * Epworth
* Gossett * Herald * Rising Sun * Sacramento
Burnt Prairie * Carmi * Emma * Enfield * Gray * Hawthorne
Heralds Prairie * Indian Creek * Mill Shoals * Phillips
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