Place:Mason, Illinois, United States

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Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,666, which is a decrease of 8.6% from 16,038 in 2000. Its county seat is Havana. The county is named in honor of George Mason, a member of the Virginia legislature who campaigned for the adoption of the United States Bill of Rights.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1827 Land 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
1841 Probate 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
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
1850 5,921
1860 10,931
1870 16,184
1880 16,242
1890 16,067
1900 17,491
1910 17,377
1920 16,634
1930 15,115
1940 15,358
1950 15,326
1960 15,193
1970 16,161
1980 19,492
1990 16,269

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Mason 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/~ilmasonch/


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