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Perry County, IL Genealogy



This county is adoptable.
See this webpage for more information if you are interested.

Perry County, Illinois was Established January 29, 1827. ( Laws, 1827, page 110 ) Perry County was formed in 1827 out of Jackson and Randolph Counties. It was named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry who defeated the British fleet at the decisive Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Parts of Perry County were formerly included in: 1790-1803 - St. Clair County, 1795-1827 - Randolph County, 1816-1827 - Jackson County.

The County Seat is - Pinckneyville. Approved June 1828

Du Quoin Pinckneyville  

Cutler St. Johns Tamaroa Willisville

Unincorporated Communities
Conant Denmark Denny Layfield
Matthews Old Du Quoin Pyatts Rice
Sunfield Swanwick Todds Mill Winkle

Perry County Illinois
GenWeb Archives
News Items
Land Sales in Illinois
Penny Post Cards
DuQuoin Public Library
Pinckneyville Public Library

Other Resources
Illinois State Library Illinois State Archives
Illinois State Archives: deaths,
marriages, land, military
Illinois Regional Archives
Depository (IRAD) System
Illinois Census Social Security Death Index NARA
National Archives &
Records Administration
Illinois History
IL Town Locator Civil War Database,
National Park Service
Government Land
Office "GLO" Patent
C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District
1895 ILLINOIS MAP Books Du Quoin Evening Call - Du Quoin, IL The Southern Illinoisan
Searby Funeral Homes : Du Quoin, Illinois (IL) Pyatt Funeral Home : Pinckneyville, Illinois (IL) Combined history of Randolph, Monroe and Perry counties, Illinois . With illustrations descriptive of their scenery and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers Marriage licenses issued in Perry County, Illinois beginning 1827 to 1850
St. Paul's United Church of Christ : birth, baptism, death, marriage records, 1874-1904, formerly the German Evangelical & Reformed Church of Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois Burriss Dial descendants, ancestors, and allied families Perry County cemeteries, vol. 1 Perry County cemeteries, vol. 2
Perry County cemeteries, vol. 3 Perry County cemeteries, vol. 4 Perry County cemeteries, vol. 5 Perry County cemeteries, Vol. 6
Perry County cemeteries, vol. 7 Illinois state directory of members and ancestors, Daughters of the American Revolution [Du Quoin & Pinckneyville p. 139]    

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