Place:Effingham, Illinois, United States

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Effingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 34,242, which is a decrease of 0.1% from 34,264 in 2000. Its county seat is Effingham.

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History

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Effingham County was formed in 1855 out of Fayette and Crawford counties. It may have been named after Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham, who resigned his commission as general in the British army in 1775, refusing to serve in the war against the Colonies. The name is Anglo-Saxon for "Effa's house". New information suggests that the county was named after a surveyor who surveyed the area whose last name was Effingham. There is no written proof that the county was named after Lord Effingham.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1831 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 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
1840 1,675
1850 3,799
1860 7,816
1870 15,653
1880 18,920
1890 19,358
1900 20,465
1910 20,055
1920 19,556
1930 19,013
1940 22,034
1950 21,675
1960 23,107
1970 24,608
1980 30,944
1990 31,704

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Effingham 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.co.effingham.il.us/


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