Place:Montgomery, Illinois, United States

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Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 30,104, which is a decrease of 1.8% from 30,652 in 2000. Its county seat is Hillsboro.

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History

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Montgomery County was formed in 1821 out of Bond and Madison counties. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. Perrin's 1882 History of Montgomery County relates that the County was named in honor of Gen. Montgomery, but goes on to say that "others are dubious as to whence it received its name."

Timeline

Date Event Source
1819 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 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
1862 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 2,953
1840 4,490
1850 6,277
1860 13,979
1870 25,314
1880 28,078
1890 30,003
1900 30,836
1910 35,311
1920 41,403
1930 35,278
1940 34,499
1950 32,460
1960 31,244
1970 30,260
1980 31,686
1990 30,728

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Montgomery 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/~ilmontgo/


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