Place:McDonough, Illinois, United States

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NameMcDonough
Alt namesMcDonoughsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.467°N 90.667°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1826 - )
See alsoSchuyler, 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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McDonough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 32,612, which is a decrease of 0.9% from 32,913 in 2000. Its county seat is Macomb.

The Macomb Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of McDonough County.

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History

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McDonough County is named in honor of Thomas Macdonough who defeated a British squadron in the decisive naval Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812. McDonough County was part of the "Military Tract" set aside by Congress for veterans of the War of 1812.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1817 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 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
1840 5,308
1850 7,616
1860 20,069
1870 26,509
1880 27,970
1890 27,467
1900 28,412
1910 26,887
1920 27,074
1930 27,329
1940 26,944
1950 28,199
1960 28,928
1970 36,653
1980 37,467
1990 35,244

Note: In 1830 McDonough County was reported with Schuyler, and Peoria County was reported with Putnam.

Research Tips

McDonough County Genealogical Society has a collection that includes: Land records
Cemetery books
Marriage records
Church records
Census
Funeral Home records
Family surname files
Obituaries
Published Family Histories
County and Community Histories
News Quarterlies
Local Newspapers
Maps and Atlases
How-to books
CD-ROM collection
Also, resources for neighboring counties and other states. Microfilm printer and photocopier are available. User fee is $3/day

Located inside the Western Illinois Museum at 201 S. Lafayette, Macomb, IL


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