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Clinton County History

CLINTON COUNTY, organized in 1824, from portions of Washington, Bond and Fayette Counties, and named in honor of De Witt Clinton. It is situated directly east of St. Louis, has an area of 494 square miles, and a population (1900) of 19,824. It is drained by the Kaskaskia River and by Shoal, Crooked, Sugar and Beaver Creeks. Its geological formation is similar to that of other counties in the same section. Thick layers of limestone lie near the surface, with coal seams underlying the same at varying depths. The soil is varied, being at some points black and loamy and at others (under timber) decidedly clayey. The timber has been mainly cut for fuel because of the inherent difficulties attending coal-mining. Two railroads cross the county from east to west, but its trade is not important. Agriculture is the chief occupation, corn, wheat and oats being the staple products.

CLINTON, the county-seat of De Witt County, situated 23 miles south of Bloomington, at intersection of the Springfield and the Champaign-Havana Divisions with, the main line of the Illinois Central Railroad; lies in a productive agricultural region; has machine shops, flour and planing mills, brick and tile works, water works, electric lighting plant, piano-case factory, banks, three newspapers, six churches, and two public schools. Population (1890), 2,598; (1900), 4,452.

BREESE TOWNSHIP 
  BROOKSIDE TOWNSHIP 
  CARLYLE TOWNSHIP 
  CLEMENT TOWNSHIP 
  EAST FORK TOWNSHIP 
  GERMANTOWN TOWNSHIP 
  IRISHTOWN TOWNSHIP 
 LAKE TOWNSHIP 
  LOOKING GLASS TOWNSHIP 
 MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP 
  ST ROSE TOWNSHIP 
  SANTA FE TOWNSHIP 
  SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP 
 WADE TOWNSHIP 
  WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP 


Clinton Circuit Clerk 
850 Fairfax Street 
P. O. Box 407   
Carlyle, IL 62231-1840   
(618) 594-2464  Ext. 620 

Clinton County Clerk 
850 Fairfax Street 
P. O. Box 308 
Carlyle, IL  62231 
(618) 594-2464  Ext. 630
 


Clinton County Cemeteries

Ammons Cemetery
Barker Cemetery
Beckemeyer Cemetery
Bethlehem Cemetery
Brewster Cemetery
Carlyle Cemetery
Clark Cemetery
Collins Cemetery
Ebenezer Cemetery
Garrison Cemetery
Gerdes Cemetery
Gillespie Cemetery
Gilmore Cemetery
Green Mount Cemetery
Harpstrite Cemetery
Hawkins Cemetery
Jolliff Cemetery
Jones Cemetery
Keyesport Cemetery
Knolhoff Cemetery
Lake Branch Cemetery
Locey Cemetery

Maddux Cemetery
Matsler Cemetery
McNeill Cemetery
New Baden Cemetery
New Carter Cemetery
Old Carter Cemetery
Petrea Cemetery
Posey Cemetery
Prairie Chapel Cemetery
Prichett Cemetery
Rudolph Cemetery
Saint Anthonys Cemetery
Saint Bernards Cemetery
Saint Cecelias Cemetery
Saint Dominics Cemetery
Saint Johns Cemetery
Saint Marys Cemetery
Saint Marys Cemetery
Saint Peters Cemetery
Sharp Cemetery
Wadsworth Cemetery
Yingst Cemetery


Clinton County Data Found Here

The 1850 Mortality Schedule

Clinton County Military Data

The Pension of John Dean Reed

Clinton County State Data

State-wide Census and Mortality Schedules

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