Place:Morgan, Illinois, United States

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Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,547, which is a decrease of 2.9% from 36,616 in 2000. Its county seat is Jacksonville.

Morgan County is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Morgan County was formed in 1823 out of Greene and Sangamon Counties. It was named in honor of General Daniel Morgan, who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens in the American Revolutionary War. General Morgan was serving under General Nathanael Greene at Cowpens.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1823 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1827 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1827 Marriage 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
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1851 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 12,714
1840 19,547
1850 16,064
1860 22,112
1870 28,463
1880 31,514
1890 32,636
1900 35,006
1910 34,420
1920 33,567
1930 34,240
1940 36,378
1950 35,568
1960 36,571
1970 36,174
1980 37,502
1990 36,397

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Morgan 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/~ilmorgan/morgan.htm


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