Place:Gallatin, Illinois, United States

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Gallatin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 5,589, making it the fifth-least populous county in Illinois. Its county seat is Shawneetown. It is located in the southern portion of Illinois known locally as "Little Egypt".

Located at the mouth of the Wabash River, Gallatin County, along with neighboring Posey County, Indiana, and Union County, Kentucky form the tri-point of the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-State Area.

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History

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Salt production served as the state's first major industry in the early 19th century. Saltworks developed first by Native Americans, and the French had settled at the Great Salt Spring on the south side of the Saline River, about five miles downstream from Equality. Beginning in 1803, salt works were also developed at Half Moon Lick, southwest of Equality on the north side of the Saline River. Half Moon Lick is now on private land, but the Great Salt Springs are on public lands in the Shawnee National Forest, about one mile west of the Saline River bridge across Illinois Route 1 on Salt Well Road.

Gallatin county was organized in 1812 from land formerly in Randolph County. It was named for Albert Gallatin, who was then Secretary of the Treasury. The bank at Shawneetown was the first in Illinois. It was originally in the John Marshall House, which has been rebuilt and serves as the museum of the Gallatin County Historical Society. This should not be confused with the State Bank of Illinois building, which is a state historic site a block away in Old Shawneetown

Timeline

Date Event Source
1812 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1813 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1813 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1813 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1814 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
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 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 3,155
1830 7,405
1840 10,760
1850 5,448
1860 8,055
1870 11,134
1880 12,861
1890 14,935
1900 15,836
1910 14,628
1920 12,856
1930 10,091
1940 11,414
1950 9,818
1960 7,638
1970 7,418
1980 7,590
1990 6,909

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Gallatin County, Illinois, United States

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Gallatin 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/fulton/


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