Place:Henderson, Illinois, United States

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NameHenderson
Alt namesHendersonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.817°N 90.9°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1841 - )
See alsoWarren, 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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Henderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 7,331, which is a decrease of 10.7% from 8,213 in 2000. Its county seat is Oquawka.

Henderson County is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Henderson County was formed in 1841 out of Warren County. It was named for Henderson County, Kentucky, which was named for Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company, an early attempt to organize what later became Kentucky around 1775.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 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
1850 4,612
1860 9,501
1870 12,582
1880 10,722
1890 9,876
1900 10,836
1910 9,724
1920 9,770
1930 8,778
1940 8,949
1950 8,416
1960 8,237
1970 8,451
1980 9,114
1990 8,096

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Henderson 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.outfitters.com/illinois/henderson/


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