Place:Hamilton, Illinois, United States

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NameHamilton
Alt namesHamiltonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.067°N 88.55°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1821 - )
See alsoWhite, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, in the southern portion of the state known locally as "Little Egypt". According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 8,457, which is a decrease of 1.9% from 8,621 in 2000. Its county seat is McLeansboro.

Hamilton County is part of the Mount Vernon Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Hamilton County was formed out of White County in 1821. It is named for Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

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 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
1823 Land 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
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 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 2,616
1840 3,945
1850 6,362
1860 9,915
1870 13,014
1880 16,712
1890 17,800
1900 20,197
1910 18,227
1920 15,920
1930 12,995
1940 13,454
1950 12,256
1960 10,010
1970 8,665
1980 9,172
1990 8,499

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Hamilton 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/~ilhamilt/


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