Place:Clinton, Illinois, United States

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Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. In 1960, the U.S. Census Bureau placed the mean center of U.S. population in Clinton County. It is part of the St. Louis Metro Area. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,762, which is an increase of 6.3% from 35,535 in 2000. Its county seat is Carlyle.

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History

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In 1805, prior to the establishment of the county, the territorial government established a post road from its capital (Vincennes, Indiana) to St. Louis, Missouri, passing through the county. In 1808 a wagon road was laid out through what is now Clinton County. The road extended from the Goshen Settlement to the Ohio salt works and crossed the Kaskaskia River at Carlyle.

Clinton County was organized in 1824 out of Washington, Fayette, and Bond Counties. It was named in honor of the seventh Governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton, who helped build the Erie Canal.

Crossing the Kaskaskia became much easier when the bridge now known as the General Dean Suspension Bridge was built in 1859, at a cost of $40,000.[1] Before the bridge was constructed travelers had been forced to cross by ferry or over a mud bridge. The Illinois General Assembly set aside $20,000 for bridge restoration in 1951 and in 1953 the bridge was named after William F. Dean.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 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
1830 2,330
1840 3,718
1850 5,139
1860 10,941
1870 16,285
1880 18,714
1890 17,411
1900 19,824
1910 22,832
1920 22,947
1930 21,369
1940 22,912
1950 22,594
1960 24,029
1970 28,315
1980 32,617
1990 33,944

Research Tips

Source:1881 History of Marion & Clinton Counties, Illinois

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Clinton 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/~ilclint2/


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