Place:Crawford, Illinois, United States

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Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 19,817, which is a decrease of 3.1% from 20,452 in 2000. Its county seat is Robinson.

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History

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Crawford County was formed in 1816 out of Edwards County. At the time of its formation, it encompassed about one third of the State, but it was reduced to its present borders by 1831 as it spawned new counties. It was named in honor of William H. Crawford, from Georgia, who was serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury at the time. Crawford County was home to several battles between the settlers and Indians, and also the location of the only woman ever hanged in Illinois.

Townships

Township map of Crawford County
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Township map of Crawford County

The are ten townships in Crawford County.


Cemeteries

For a list of Crawford County cemeteries on WeRelate, see: List of Crawford County Cemeteries.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1816 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1816 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 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
1840 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
1877 Marriage 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 3,022
1830 3,117
1840 4,422
1850 7,135
1860 11,551
1870 13,889
1880 16,197
1890 17,283
1900 19,240
1910 26,281
1920 22,771
1930 21,085
1940 21,294
1950 21,137
1960 20,751
1970 19,824
1980 20,818
1990 19,464

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