ILLINOIS GENEALOGY EXPRESS

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COLES COUNTY,
ILLINOIS

Whoa!!!
It looks like I am taking on a new County!
I have a few things to add here and will work on this county
as often as I can.
For your information, some of my own relatives lived in this county, namely: McPheron, Montgomery & Miller.
If you are related to any of them, please contact me.
Happy Hunting...
Sharon Wick

CENSUS
Census Records started in 1840
BIRTHS

BIOGRAPHIES
- History 1879
- Portrait & Biographical Album 1887
 

CEMETERIES CITIES/TOWNS
DEATHS
Records started in 1877
 
LAND RECORDS
Records started in 1830
LIBRARIES MARRIAGES
Records started in 1831
NEWS
PICTURES PROBATE RECORDS
Records started in 1830
TAXPAYERS 1879  UPDATES Recent
Newspaper

 

 

COURTHOUSE INFO:
County Courthouse
6th & Monroe Street
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 348-0501



Coles County Courthouse, Charleston, Illinois
 

 

Coles County as of 1837:
COLES County is situated in the eastern part of the state, and is bounded north by Champaign, south by Jasper and Effingham, east by Edgar and Clark, and west by Shelby and Macon counties.  It is 48 miles long, and from 28 to 24-1/2 wide, containing 1233 square miles.  It is watered by the Kaskaskia and Embarras rivers and their branches; these generally run over a bed of sand, and afford many good mill-sites.  Most part of the land is excellent, in some parts prairie predominates, but in general the surface is well proportioned into prairie and wood land.  This county was formed in 1830, from Clark and Edgar, and contained in 1835, 5125 inhabitants.  Most of the settlements are of recent formation; but its agricultural productions must soon exceed those of any other county near the Wabash, and will find their way to that river for market.
     The county town is Charleston, a village situated on the border of Grand Prairie, two and a half miles form, and on the west side of the Embarras river, containing about 200 inhabitants.
(Source: Illinois in 1837: A Sketch Descriptive of the Situation, Boundaries, Face of the Country.)

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County Seat: Charleston
Year Organized: 1830
Square Miles: 508

 

ADJACENT COUNTIES:

1 - Moultrie
2 - Douglas
3 - Edgar
4 - Clark
5 - Cumberland
6 - Shelby

 

 

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