Place:Douglas, Illinois, United States

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NameDouglas
Alt namesDouglassource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.767°N 88.217°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1859 - )
See alsoColes, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 19,980, which is an increase of 0.3% from 19,922 in 2000. The county seat is Tuscola.

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History

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Douglas County was formed in 1859 out of Coles County. It was named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas, who was elected to the United States Senate in 1858, following the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1830 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 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
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
1860 7,140
1870 13,484
1880 15,853
1890 17,669
1900 19,097
1910 19,591
1920 19,604
1930 17,914
1940 17,590
1950 16,706
1960 19,243
1970 18,997
1980 19,774
1990 19,464

Research Tips

Check out the Douglas County Museum

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Douglas 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.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/irad/


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