Place:Fayette, Illinois, United States

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Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,140, which is an increase of 1.6% from 21,802 in 2000. Its county seat is Vandalia. Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area is located in the northwest part of this county.

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History

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Fayette County was formed in 1821 out of Bond, Clark, and Crawford counties. It was named in honor of the Marquis de LaFayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War.

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Date Event Source
1816 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 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
1860 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 2,704
1840 6,328
1850 8,075
1860 11,189
1870 19,638
1880 23,241
1890 23,367
1900 28,065
1910 28,075
1920 26,187
1930 23,487
1940 29,159
1950 24,582
1960 21,946
1970 20,752
1980 22,167
1990 20,893

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