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County Information
Livingston County was founded on February 27, 1837. It was formed from parts of McLean, LaSalle, and Iroquois counties, and named after Edward Livingston, Secretary of State in the cabinet of President Andrew Jackson. He was the mayor of New York City, represented New York in the United States House of Representatives, then represented Louisiana in both houses of Congress and the United States Minister to France. Although he had no connections to Illinois, the General Assembly found him accomplished enough to name a county after him.

The county seat is Pontiac.

Township Map:

Cities and Towns
* Campus * Chatsworth * Cornell * Cullom * Dwight * Emington * Fairbury * Flanagan
* Forrest * Long Point * Odell * Pontiac * Saunemin * Strawn


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Livingston County Data



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Website Updates:
Jan 2018:  obit for MCKEIGHAN, WINTER.  Marriage announcements for PEMBROOK-CHEW; HILLAN-PATTERSON.  Crime news for attempted bank robbery in 1897.  Many other new obituaries, gossip, community and political news stories
May 2017:  MANY new newspaper items - obits, marriages, sick list, community news, crime news



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Adjacent Counties
Grundy County (north)
LaSalle County (northwest)
Kankakee County (northeast)
McLean County (southwest)
Ford County (southeast)
Woodford County (west)

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