Place:Moultrie, Illinois, United States

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Moultrie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,846, which is an increase of 3.9% from 14,287 in 2000. Its county seat is Sullivan. The name is pronounced as in "mole tree", unlike the pronunciation of its namesake, South Carolinian William Moultrie.

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History

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Moultrie County was formed in 1843 out of Shelby and Coles counties. It is named for South Carolina General, and later Governor, William Moultrie. General Moultrie defended Sullivan's Island, South Carolina from British attack in 1776. The site was later renamed Fort Moultrie. Nearby Jasper County was named for Sgt. William Jasper, another hero of the defense of Sullivan's Island.

The official flag of the county is the Moultrie Flag, which was flown over the new fortress on Sullivan's Island, when Moultrie defended it, and was designed by Moultrie, himself. It went on to become iconic of liberty in the South.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1831 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 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
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
1850 3,234
1860 6,385
1870 10,385
1880 13,699
1890 14,481
1900 15,224
1910 14,630
1920 14,839
1930 13,247
1940 13,477
1950 13,171
1960 13,635
1970 13,263
1980 14,546
1990 13,930

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Moultrie 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/~ilmoult2/


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