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County Information

Organized in 1825 from Fulton County
Seat: Galesburg

Knox County was organized January 13, 1825. It was named for Henry Knox, a soldier of the American Revolution who commanded the storming party at Stony Point, was later a Major General and Washington’s Secretary of War

Townships
* Cedar * Chestnut * Copley * Elba * Galesburg * Galesburg City * Haw Creek
* Henderson * Indian Point * Knox * Lynn * Maquon * Ontario * Orange
* Persifer * Rio * Salem * Sparta * Truro * Victoria * Walnut Grove

Cities and Towns
* Abingdon * Altona * East Galesburg * Galesburg * Henderson * Knoxville
* London Mills (mostly in Fulton County) * Maquon * Oneida * Rio
* St. Augustine * Victoria * Wataga * Williamsfield * Yates City

Unincorporated Communities
* Appleton * Columbia Heights * Dahinda * Delong * Douglas * Gilson
* Henderson Grove * Hermon * Oak Run * Ontario * Rapatee

Online Data

Births

County Records

Death Records

Website Updates:
Aug 2014:  obit for GULLIVER
Feb 2014:  obit for DEAN, HOULIHAN, JOHNSON, SMITH, TRACY, CARPENTER, MEDILL, BARR
Aug 2013:  Gossip news for COLTON
July 2013: bio for JOHNSON, obits for HOLLAND, PARKER
Mar 2013: obit for FEY; Wataga House Hotel Fire Pictures (under "miscellaneous data)
Jan 2013: bios for DONNELSON, JOHNSON
Oct 2012: bio for CAVANAUGH; obit for WEHRLY
Aug 2012: obit for FOLGER
July 2012: Abingdon Track Team and Odd Fellows group photo (under "Miscellaneous Data); Class pictures of Hermon School and London Mills Schools; Picture of members of Hermon Church in 1913
June 2012: HAYNES AND HERMON CHRISTIAN cemetery burials; obits for ARNETT, BRITTINGHAM, SCULLY, ABEL, LOFGREN, HOUSEL, MARTIN; Bio of COLTON. 1850 Mortality Schedule; burial info of EWING in Knoxville Cem.


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Knox County Courthouse
200 S. Cherry Street
Galesburg, IL 61401


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University Library
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Telephone: (309) 298-2716

Adjacent Counties
* Henry County - north
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Stark County - east
*
Peoria County - southeast
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Fulton County - south
*
Warren County - west
*
Mercer County - northwest

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