Place:Alexander, Illinois, United States

Alexander County has never adopted township form of government. The county has been divided into precincts, but until Precincts are added to the WeRelate Type menu, township is the closest approximation for these divisions.


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Alexander County is the southernmost county of the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 8,238, which is a decrease of 14.1% from 9,590 in 2000. Its county seat is Cairo. Alexander County is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Alexander County was organized out of Union County in 1819. It was named for William M. Alexander, a physician who practiced in the town of America (the first county seat). Alexander became Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives in the early 1820s. The county seat was moved to Unity in 1833, then to Thebes in 1843, and finally to Cairo in 1860. America, the first county seat, is now within Pulaski County, which was formed from Alexander and Johnson Counties in 1843.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1821 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1877 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 626
1830 1,390
1840 3,313
1850 2,484
1860 4,707
1870 10,564
1880 14,808
1890 16,563
1900 19,384
1910 22,741
1920 23,980
1930 22,542
1940 25,496
1950 20,316
1960 16,061
1970 12,015
1980 12,264
1990 10,626

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Alexander County, Illinois, United States

Research Tips

Resources

  • Outstanding guide to Alexander County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • Alexander County ILGenWeb
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