Place:Pope, Illinois, United States

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Pope County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, in the southern portion known locally as "Little Egypt". According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 4,470, which is an increase of 1.3% from 4,413 in 2000. Its county seat is Golconda. In terms of population, it is the second smallest county in Illinois.

The county was organized in 1816 from portions of Gallatin County and Johnson County and named after Nathaniel Pope, a Secretary of the Illinois Territory.

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History

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First permanent settlement in 1798 at the modern-day site of Golconda, operating as a ferry point across the Ohio River. Pope County was formed in 1816 from portions of Gallatin and Johnson counties.

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Date Event Source
1813 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1816 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1816 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1816 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 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
1820 2,610
1830 3,316
1840 4,094
1850 3,975
1860 6,742
1870 11,437
1880 13,256
1890 14,016
1900 13,585
1910 11,215
1920 9,625
1930 7,996
1940 7,999
1950 5,779
1960 4,061
1970 3,857
1980 4,404
1990 4,373

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