Place:Johnson, Illinois, United States

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Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, in the southern portion known locally as "Little Egypt". According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 12,582, which is a decrease of 2.3% from 12,878 in 2000. Its county seat is Vienna.

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History

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Johnson County was organized in 1812 out of Randolph County. It was named for Richard M. Johnson, who was then a U.S. Congressman from Kentucky. In 1813, Johnson commanded a Kentucky regiment at the Battle of the Thames, after which he claimed to have killed Tecumseh in hand to hand combat. Johnson went on to be Vice President of the United States.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1809 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1812 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1812 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1821 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 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
1820 843
1830 1,596
1840 3,626
1850 4,114
1860 9,342
1870 11,248
1880 13,078
1890 15,013
1900 15,667
1910 14,331
1920 12,022
1930 10,203
1940 10,727
1950 8,729
1960 6,928
1970 7,550
1980 9,624
1990 11,347

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Johnson 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/~iljohnso/


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