Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:
Randolph County has never adopted
a township form of government. The county has been divided into precincts.
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Established on October 5, 1795, Randolph
County was just the 2nd county in Illinois, the first being St. Clair County and was originally created as a county
of the Northwest Territory by Governor St. Clair. Later named for Edmund Randolph, a soldier of the Revolution,
a lawyer and statesman, member of the Continental Congress, Attorney General and Governor of Virginia, Secretary
of State of the United States and Attorney General under Washington.
(1920 Map of Randolph County for precinct locations):
Prairie du Rocher
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Northwest Territory Project
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Illinois Trails History and Genealogy
Early County Records for Randolph
County, Census transcriptions, Military rosters, etc.
Life and Labors of Reverend Henry S. Gordon
Online book, covering the
Free Will Baptists, located on our Jackson County Illinois Trails website.
County Revolutionary War Soldiers
The 1825 Census of Randolph County:
Mortality Schedule for Randolph County
The 1850 Directory
for Steeleville, Harmon Settlement, Coulterville and Florence
in Chester, November of 1864
in the Southern Illinois Penitentiary from the 1880 Census
in the Southern Illinois Penitentiary from the 1900 Census
Co. Excerpts from the Ava Advertiser
Jackson Co., IL publication
The 1883 Pensioners of Randolph County
January 10th, 1883 Coulterville Mining Accident
Transcription of Percy Village Cemetery
Formerly the Odd Fellows Cemetery
RANDOLPH COUNTY RECORDS ON OUR ILLINOIS TRAILS
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