Place:Union, Illinois, United States

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NameUnion
Alt namesUnionsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.45°N 89.25°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1818 - )
See alsoRandolph, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Union 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 17,808, which is a decrease of 2.7% from 18,293 in 2000. Its county seat is Jonesboro.

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History

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Union County was formed out of Johnson County on January 2, 1818, the same year Illinois joined the Union. It was named for a joint revival meeting of the Baptists and Dunkards, called a "union meeting". The county seal depicts the leaders of these two groups shaking hands.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1817 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Probate 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
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1867 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 2,362
1830 3,239
1840 5,524
1850 7,615
1860 11,181
1870 16,518
1880 18,102
1890 21,549
1900 22,610
1910 21,856
1920 20,249
1930 19,883
1940 21,528
1950 20,500
1960 17,645
1970 16,071
1980 17,765
1990 17,619

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Union 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/~ilunion/


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