Place:Knox, Illinois, United States

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NameKnox
Alt namesKnoxsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.933°N 90.2°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1825 - )
See alsoMadison, 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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Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 52,919, which is a decrease of 5.2% from 55,836 in 2000. Its county seat is Galesburg.

Knox County is part of the Galesburg Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Knox County was named in honor of Henry Knox, the first US Secretary of War.

The first "Knox County" in what today is Illinois was unrelated to the modern incarnation. In 1790, the land of the Indiana Territory that was to become Illinois was divided into two counties: St. Clair and Knox. The latter included land in what was to become Indiana. When Knox County, Indiana, was formed from this portion of the county in 1809, the Illinois portions were subdivided into counties that were given other names.

The modern Knox County, Illinois, was organized in 1825, from Fulton County, itself a portion of the original St. Clair County.

Like its neighbor to the south, Fulton County, for its Spoon River Drive, Knox County is also known for a similar scenic drive fall festival the first two weekends in October, the Knox County Drive.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 County formed 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 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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 274
1840 7,060
1850 13,279
1860 28,663
1870 39,522
1880 38,344
1890 38,752
1900 43,612
1910 46,159
1920 46,727
1930 51,336
1940 52,250
1950 54,366
1960 61,280
1970 61,280
1980 61,607
1990 56,393

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Knox 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/knox/knox.html


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