Place:Edwards, Illinois, United States

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Edwards County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, in the southern portion known locally as "Little Egypt". According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 6,721, which is a decrease of 3.6% from 6,971 in 2000. Its county seat is Albion.

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History

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Edwards County was named for Ninian Edwards, the governor of the Illinois Territory, and, later, governor of Illinois.

Edwards County is subdivided into "Road Districts", rather than "Townships" as in most Illinois counties. Pursuant to the Land Ordinance of 1785, the Northwest Territory (including Illinois) was surveyed and mostly organized into townships that are six miles square; but Edwards County was settled prior to that survey, and its pre-existing Road Districts do not generally correspond with the survey's townships.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1814 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 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
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
1820 3,444
1830 1,649
1840 3,070
1850 3,524
1860 5,454
1870 7,565
1880 8,597
1890 9,444
1900 10,345
1910 10,049
1920 9,431
1930 8,303
1940 8,974
1950 9,056
1960 7,940
1970 7,090
1980 7,961
1990 7,440

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Edwards 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/~iledward/


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