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Bond County History

From the Historical Encylopedia of Illinois, ©1901

BOND COUNTY .... a small county lying northeast from St. Louis, having an area of 380 square miles and a population (1900) of 16,078. The first American settlers located here in 1807, coming from the South, and building Hill's and Jones's forts for protection from the Indians. Settlement was slow, in 1816 there being scarcely 25 log cabins in the county. The county-seat is Greenville, where the first cabin was erected in 1815 by George Davidson. The county was organized in 1818, and named in honor of Gov. Shadrach Bond. Its original limits included the present counties of Clinton, Fayette and Montgomery. The first court was held at Perryville, and, in May 1817, Judge Jesse B. Thomas presided over the first Circuit Court at Hill's station. The first court house was erected at Greenville in 1822.
The county contains good timber and farming lands, and at some points, coal is found near the surface.

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

18121817 - Madison

17901812 - St. Clair



County Seats:

1817: Hills Station or Hills FortTemporary designation.
18171821: Perryville
1821: Greenville

Data Found Online Here


The 1850 Mortality Schedule For Bond County

Life in the mid 1800s
Written by Bond County Resident Charles B. Johnson



Bond County Courthouse
200 W. College
203 County Office Building
Greenville, IL 62246 
Telephone: 
 County Clerk (618) 664-0449
Circuit Clerk (618) 664-3208
Recorder (618) 664-0449
 
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Greenville Public Library 
414 West Main St 
Greenville, IL 62246 
(618) 664-3115 
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Bond Co Genealogical Society 
PO Box 172 
Greenville, IL 62246-0172 


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Bond County Population 2000: 17,633
County seat: Greenville

»»» Established January 4, 1817 «««


Named after Shadrach Bond, the first Governor of the State of Illinois. Bond served as Governor from October 6, 1818 to December 5, 1822. The county received its name the year before Bond was elected Governor

Towns and Cities in Bond County:
 Ayers
 Beaver Creek
Bunje
Dudleyville
Durley
Elm Point
Gilmore
Greenville
Hamburg
Hookdale
Keyesport Landing

Mulberry Grove
Old Ripley
Paisley Corners
Panama
Pierron
Pleasant Mound
Pocahontas
Reno
Smithboro
Sorento
Stubblefield
Tamalco
Woburn


Townships of Bond County

BURGESS TOWNSHIP
CENTRAL TOWNSHIP
LAGRANGE TOWNSHIP

MILLS TOWNSHIP
MULBERRY GROVE TOWNSHIP
OLD RIPLEY TOWNSHIP

PLEASANT MOUND TOWNSHIP
SHOAL CREEK TOWNSHIP
TAMALCO TOWNSHIP

View Township Map (outside link to IRAD website - hit "back" to return here



Bond County Cemeteries

Bethel Cemetery
Brown Cemetery
Burgess Cemetery
Coyle Cemetery
Duncan Cemetery
Dunkard Cemetery
Durham Cemetery
Durr Cemetery
Elm Point Cemetery
Etcheson Cemetery
File Cemetery
Greene Cemetery
Halls Grove Cemetery
Hastings Cemetery
Hazel Dell Cemetery
Hazel Dell Cemetery
Hug Cemetery
Jett Cemetery
Liberty Cemetery
Maxey Cemetery
McKendree Cemetery
Mitchell Cemetery
Montrose Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery
 

Mount Gilead Cemetery
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Mount Nebo Cemetery
Mulberry Grove Cemetery
Neathery Cemetery
New Mount Nebo Cemetery
Noffsinger Cemetery
Payne Cemetery
Peterson Cemetery
Robison Cemetery
Saint Lawrence Cemetery
Saint Peters Cemetery
Seagraves Cemetery
Sixth Street Cemetery
Snow Cemetery
Sugg Cemetery
Sunny Side Cemetery
Tisdale Cemetery
Union Cemetery

Union Grove Cemetery
Wade Cemetery
Wisetown Cemetery
Wright Cemetery




Links to Off-site Online Data


McKendree Chapel Cemetery, Tamalco Township

Mt. Auburn Memorial Park, Greenville

Bond County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties 

CLINTON

MADISON

FAYETTE

MONTGOMERY



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