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randolph county map


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

 

  1790 1803
 
St. Clair Northern section of Randolph County.
 
  1790 1795
 
St. Clair
     
County Seats:

  1795 1847
 
Kaskaskia
 
  1847
 Chester

 

     

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.
     

 
Precinct Names
(1920 Map of Randolph County for precinct locations):

Early Map of Randolph County

Baldwin
Blair
Bremen
Brewersville
Central
Chester
Coulterville
Ellis
Grove
Evansville
Kaskaskia
Percy
Prairie du Rocher
Redbud
Rockwood
Ruma
Sparta
Steelville
Tilden
Wine Hill
Palestine


  

ONLINE DATA AT
RANDOLPH COUNTY ILLINOIS TRAILS

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The Northwest Territory Project
Online data for all states that were once a part of the Northwest Territory!


Kaskaskia Illinois Trails History and Genealogy
Early County Records for Randolph County, Census transcriptions, Military rosters, etc.

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The Life and Labors of Reverend Henry S. Gordon
Online book, covering the Free Will Baptists, located on our Jackson County Illinois Trails website.

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Randolph County Biographies

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Randolph County Death Certificates


Randolph County Revolutionary War Soldiers


The 1825 Census of Randolph County:
Mary Precinct
Williamsburg Precinct
Plum Precinct
Prairie Du Rocher
Springfield
Kaskaskia (HOH)

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The 1850 Mortality Schedule for Randolph County

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The 1850 Directory for Steeleville, Harmon Settlement, Coulterville and Florence

Tornado in Chester, November of 1864


Prisoners in the Southern Illinois Penitentiary from the 1880 Census


Prisoners in the Southern Illinois Penitentiary from the 1900 Census


Randolph Co. Excerpts from the Ava Advertiser
Jackson Co., IL publication


The 1883 Pensioners of Randolph County


Page 1
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Page 3
Page 4


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The January 10th, 1883 Coulterville Mining Accident


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Partial Transcription of Percy Village Cemetery
Formerly the Odd Fellows Cemetery



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HELPFUL RESEARCH LINKS

Randolph County Courthouse
#1 Taylor Street
Chester, IL 62233
Telephone:
 County Clerk (618) 826-5000, ext. 191
Circuit Clerk (618) 826-5000, ext. 194
Recorder (618) 826-5000, ext. 191


IRAD Depository
c/o Special Collections
Morris Library 6632
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901 
Telephone: (618) 453-3040

Chester Public Library
733 State Street
Chester, Illinois
62233
(618) 826-3711

Search the William Morrison Ledger
Early Randolph County Residents!



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