Welcome To Coles County,
Coles County 1920
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Coles County, originally a part of
Crawford County, but organized in 1831, and named in honor of Gov. Edward Coles - lies central to the eastern portion
of the State, and embraces 520 square miles, with a population (in 1900) of 34,146..
Named after Edward Coles, the second Governor of the State of Illinois. Coles
served as Governor from December 5, 1822 to December 6, 1826.
Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in the following counties (links to these counties are provided
Knox, Northwest Territory
Name changed from Oakland on May 7, 1860.
Name changed from Milton on May 7, 1860.
Name changed from Okaw on May 7, 1860.
Name changed from Hickory on May 7, 1860.
Coles County Genealogical Society
PO Box 592
Charleston, IL 61920-0592
The 1850 Census is online here
600 Lincoln Avenue
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093
The Coles County Courthouse
County Clerk (217) 348-0501
Circuit Clerk (217) 348-0516
651 Jackson Ave., Room 122
Charleston, IL 61920
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