Place:Edgar, Illinois, United States

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Edgar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 18,576, which is a decrease of 5.7% from 19,704 in 2000. Its county seat is Paris.

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History

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Edgar County was formed out of Clark County in 1823 and named for John Edgar, an Irish-born officer in the Royal Navy who resigned rather than fight against the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Edgar moved to Kaskaskia, Illinois in 1784, becoming a miller and merchant in that town.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1823 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 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
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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 4,071
1840 8,225
1850 10,692
1860 16,925
1870 21,450
1880 25,499
1890 26,787
1900 28,273
1910 27,336
1920 25,769
1930 24,966
1940 24,430
1950 23,407
1960 22,550
1970 21,591
1980 21,725
1990 19,595

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Edgar 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/~iledgar/


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