Place:Coles, Illinois, United States


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Coles County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 53,873, which is an increase of 1.3% from 53,196 in 2000. Its county seat is Charleston, which is also the home of Eastern Illinois University. The county is part of the Charleston–Mattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Mattoon is famous for the "original" Burger King owned by the Hootses which is not the same as the Burger King chain. With the fact that the Hootses can only use their "Burger King" name in the Mattoon area and that the Burger King chain can use the name in the United States excluding the Mattoon area after a 1968 trademark lawsuit, there is a 20 mile radius centering the Hootses' Burger King, and the chain cannot have one within the radius. As such, no Burger Kings from the chain are in the county.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1830 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1831 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1831 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 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 9,616
1850 9,335
1860 14,203
1870 25,235
1880 27,042
1890 30,093
1900 34,146
1910 34,517
1920 35,108
1930 37,315
1940 38,470
1950 40,328
1960 42,860
1970 47,815
1980 52,260
1990 51,644

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Coles County, Illinois, United States

Research Tips

Resources

  • Outstanding guide to Coles 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.
  • Coles County ILGenWeb
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog



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