Perry County, Illinois

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Perry County, Illinois
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
County Seat - Pinckneyville
Approved June 1828
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Perry County Coordinator
Wayne Hinton

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      A database of almost 5,600 Illinois men who enlisted as volunteers for the Mexican War (1846-1848).
The place of enlistment is listed by city, not county.
The troops would organize and then travel to a designated city to be enlisted.
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Residents
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Residents
More information and copies of each Admission Record are available at the Illinois State Archives.

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Perry County Archives
Land Sales in Illinois
News Items
Penny Post Cards
Perry County Libraries
DuQuoin Public Library
Pinckneyville Public Library
Also See : The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Perry County Cities On-Line
City of DuQuoin, IL
City of Pinckneyville, IL
Joel Russell's Willisville Photos
Perry County Newspapers
DuQuoin - Evening Call

Research Links

State of Illinois Archives
Illinois State Archives Databases -- Global Database Search
Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916 - ongoing project
Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 - ongoing project
Illinois War of 1812 Veterans - 1812 - 1815
Illinois Winnebago War Veterans - 1827 company rosters of the 20th Regiment of mounted volunteer riflemen
Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans - 1831-1832
Illinois Mexican War Veterans - 1846 - 1848
Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls - 1861 - 1865
Illinois Civil War Veterans of Missouri Units - 1861 - 1865
Illinois Civil War Veterans Serving in the U.S. Navy - 1861 - 1865
Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans - 1898
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Coal Mining in Illinois
      by county - History of Mines, Fatalities and other related data.
Coal Mines and Coal Mining in Illinois
Illinois Coal Miner Monuments and Memorials
History of the Progressive Miner's Union

Surrounding Counties

Franklin County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Randolph County
St. Clair County
Washington County
Williamson County

Copyright 2007 - 2017 Wayne Hinton
Updated on December 31, 2017