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Richland County, Illinois
History & Genealogy

 

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Richland County Court House
103 West Main Street
Olney, Illinois 62450
Ph: 618-392-3111

Biographies Births Census Cemeteries Libraries
  Military Records   Newspapers  

HISTORY:
Richland County was established in 1841 out of portions of East part of Clay and West part of Lawrence counties.  
It was named for 
Richland County, Ohio, where many of the early settlers migrated from.
 

 

Cities & Towns:  
* Olney (seat)  
Villages:  
* Calhoun
* Claremont
* Noble
* Parkersburg
Unincorporated Communities
* Berryville
* Dundas
* Elbow
* Wynoose
Townships:
* Bonpas
* Claremont
* Decker
* Denver
* German
* Madison
* Noble
* Olney
* Preston

County Seat:  Olney
Year Organized:  Feb. 24, 1841
Square Miles:  362 Sq. Miles

COUNTY MAP


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Adjacent Counties

1. Clay County - West
2. Jasper County - North
3. Crawford County - Northeast
4. Lawrence County - East
5. Wabash County - Southeast
6. Edwards County - South
7. Wayne County - Southwest
 

 

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