Place:Washington, Illinois, United States

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Washington 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 14,716, which is a decrease of 2.9% from 15,148 in 2000. Its county seat is Nashville.

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History

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Washington County was formed on January 2, 1818 out of St. Clair County. It was named for George Washington. Despite its relative proximity to the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, the county is not considered part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, also known as the Metro-East.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1815 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Court 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
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1831 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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 1,517
1830 1,675
1840 4,810
1850 6,953
1860 13,731
1870 17,599
1880 21,112
1890 19,262
1900 19,526
1910 18,759
1920 18,035
1930 16,286
1940 15,801
1950 14,460
1960 13,569
1970 13,780
1980 15,472
1990 14,965

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Washington 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.iltrails.org/washington/


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