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The Wabash County 1850 Mortality Schedule




Wabash County Courthouse 

P.O. Box 277
Mount Carmel, IL 62863-0277
Phone: (618)262-4561

Wabash County
Population 2000: 12,937

County seat: Mount Carmel

Named for the Wabash River
Wabash County covers 224 square miles and was founded in 1824


Towns and Cities in Wabash County:

Village of Allendale
Village of Bellmont
 Village of Keensburg
Lancaster

City of Mount Carmel


 

Precincts of Wabash County

  BELLMONT PRECINCT
  COFFEE PRECINCT
  COMPTON PRECINCT
  FRIENDSVILLE PRECINCT
  LANCASTER PRECINCT
  LICK PRAIRIE PRECINCT
  MOUNT CARMEL PRECINCT
WABASH PRECINCT


 

Wabash County History


WABASH COUNTY -
situated in the southeast corner of the state; area 220 square miles. The county was carved out from Edwards in 1824, and the first court house built at Centerville, in May , 1826. Later, Mount Carmel was made the county-seat. The Wabash River drains the county on the east; other streams are the Bon Pas, Coffee and Crawfish Creeks. The surface is undulating with a fair growth of timber. The chief industries are the raising of live-stock and the cultivation of cereals. The wool-crop is likewise valuable. The county is crossed by the Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis and the Cairo and Vincennes Division of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroads. Population in 1880 was 4,945. In 1890, 11,866; in 1900, 12,583.

MOUNT CARMEL
- a city and the county-seat of Wabash County; is the point of junction of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis and the Southern Railroads, 132 miles northeast of Cairo, and 24 miles southwest of Vincennes, Ind; situated on the Wabash River, which supplies good water-power for saw mills, flouring mills, and some other manufactures. The town has railroad shops and two daily newspapers. Agriculture and lumbering are the principal pursuits of the people of the surrounding district. Population (1890), 3,376; (1900), 4,311.

 

Wabash County Cemeteries

Allendale Cemetery
Armstrong Cemetery
Bethel Cemetery
Chapman Cemetery
Clark Cemetery
Coffee Cemetery
Cunningham Cemetery
Hallock Cemetery
Harper Cemetery
Highland Memorial Cemetery
Jordan Cemetery
Jordan Creek Cemetery
Keens Cemetery
Le Gier-Lovellette Cemetery
Lick Prairie Cemetery
Ridge Cemetery
Ridgely Cemetery
Rose Hill Cemetery
Saint Marys Cemetery
Sand Hill Cemetery
Tanquary Cemetery
Woods Cemetery




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