Place:Greene, Illinois, United States

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Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,886, which is a decrease of 5.9% from 14,761 in 2000. Its county seat is Carrollton.

It has a notable archaeological area known as the Koster Site, at which evidence of more than 7,000 years of human habitation has been excavated. Exhibits of artifacts from the site are displayed at the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, Illinois.

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History

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Greene County is named in honor of General Nathanael Greene, a hero of the Revolutionary War.

Timeline

Date Event Source
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 Land 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
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 7,674
1840 11,951
1850 12,429
1860 16,093
1870 20,277
1880 23,010
1890 23,791
1900 23,402
1910 22,363
1920 22,883
1930 20,417
1940 20,292
1950 18,852
1960 17,460
1970 17,014
1980 16,661
1990 15,317

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Greene 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/~ilgreene/green.htm


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