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JOHNSON COUNTY

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I'm  Nan,  your host for Johnson County.  


My ggg/grandfather, Hezekiah Lambert, came to Johnson County from Tennessee, by way of Kentucky,  in late 1850. 
A few years later another ggg/grandfather arrived:  Cyrus Burns, originally from South Carolina.
 Hezekiah's son married Cyrus' daughter . . .

 and the rest, as they say, is history genealogy!

The purpose of this site is to make free genealogy and history available for Johnson County researchers.  
I will be transcribing and posting new data as fast as possible.  
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 you would like to contribute, or suggestions for the site, please email me.

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ONLINE DATA FOR JOHNSON COUNTY

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History

Johnson County, located in the southern tip of Illinois, was created in 1812 out of Randolph County.  It was named for
Richard M. Johnson, a congressman from Kentucky.  Johnson served in the Army in the War of 1812.  He later went on to be Vice
President of the United States for one term, under President Martin Van Buren.  He died in 1850, shortly after winning
re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The original area of Johnson County included the present counties of Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, and Union, as well as
parts of Jackson, Pope, Saline, and  Williamson counties.  The county seat has been Vienna since 1818.

Data Found At Illinois Trails' Main Website:

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Surrounding Counties:

{Massac} {Pope} {Pulaski} {Saline} {Union} {Williamson}

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Links to Johnson County Information

CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Contains a large genealogy section that includes publications, microfilm, family histories, etc. There is an area at the library that contains items owned by early Johnson County residents, historical photos and more. Visitor's book with family surnames and researcher contact information
Library hours 1:00 pm - 5:00pm
Monday -Wednesday and Friday-Saturday
Closed on Thursdays and Sundays and Major Holidays
Address:
401 Poplar Street
Vienna, Illinois 62995-0096
Phone: 1-618-658-5051

The Library is across the street from the County Courthouse and small park


JOHNSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS COURTHOUSE
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 96
Vienna, IL 62995-0096
(618) 658-3611

JOHNSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 1207
Vienna, IL 62995
www.johnsoncountyil.net

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Brenda Neely 2003 - 2006