Place:Cass, Illinois, United States

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NameCass
Alt namesCasssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.95°N 90.233°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1837 - )
See alsoMorgan, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Cass County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,642, which is a decrease of 0.4% from 13,695 in 2000. Its county seat is Virginia. It is the home of the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area.

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History

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Cass County was formed in 1837 out of Morgan County. It was named in honor of Lewis Cass, a general in the War of 1812, Governor of the Michigan Territory, and United States Secretary of State in 1860. Cass was serving as Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War just before the County was named.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1826 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 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
1840 2,981
1850 7,253
1860 11,325
1870 11,580
1880 14,493
1890 15,963
1900 17,222
1910 17,372
1920 17,896
1930 16,537
1940 16,425
1950 15,097
1960 14,539
1970 14,219
1980 15,084
1990 13,437

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Cass 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.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~ilcass/cass.htm


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