Place:Stark, Illinois, United States

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NameStark
Alt namesStarksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.1°N 89.8°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1839 - )
See alsoPutnam, 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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Stark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 5,994, which is a decrease of 5.3% from 6,332 in 2000. Its county seat is Toulon.

Stark County is part of the Peoria, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Stark County was formed in 1839 out of Knox and Putnam counties. It was named for General Colonel John Stark,(August 28, 1728 – May 8, 1822) who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He became widely known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1817 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 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
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
1840 1,573
1850 3,710
1860 9,004
1870 10,751
1880 11,207
1890 9,982
1900 10,186
1910 10,098
1920 9,693
1930 9,184
1940 8,881
1950 8,721
1960 8,152
1970 7,510
1980 7,389
1990 6,534

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Stark 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.outfitters.com/illinois/stark/


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