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Piatt County, Illinois
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IN PROCESS:
HISTORY OF PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS 1883

HISTORY OF PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS 1917

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Monticello's Post Office
 
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CERRO GORDO (SEHR uh GOR do, SEHR uh GOR duh, SEHR o GOR duh). Piatt, Village (1873) eight miles east of Decatur, Formerly known as Griswald, named for the president of Great Western Railroad, which established a station in the early 1840s.  Renamed about 1854 for the Cerro Gordo post office, itself named in commemoration of the Mexican War battle between American and Mexican troops in 1847.  The name may have been suggested by John S. Williams, an officer in the Mexican War who was known locally as Cerro Gordo Williams.  Cerro Gordo (Fat Hill) is a mountain pass between Varacruz and Jalapa on the east cost of Mexico (Cerro Gordo (Centennial; n. p.; Miller, Life and Times of Cerro Gordo, 2; Piatt History of Piatt County, 461).  Post office established Aug. 19, 1847.

 

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County Courthouse
101 West Washington Street
Monticello, IL 61856-1672
Phone: (217) 762-9487
Fax: (217) 762-7563
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County Seat:
Monticello
Year Organized: 1841
Square Miles: 440

SURROUNDING COUNTIES

CHAMPAIGN
DEWITT
DOUGLAS
MACON
MCLEAN
MOULTRIE
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