WELCOME TO MARSHALL COUNTY, ILLINOIS 

          City of Lacon is the county seat

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Marshall County, Illinois GenWeb Project, part of the US GenWeb Project. I am your county coordinator, Rick Elgin. I do not reside in Illinois, however, many of my ancestors have either passed through or settled and stayed in Marshall County. I have been researching my ancestors for nearly 25 years now. I was raised just north of Marshall County in Spring Valley, Bureau County, Illinois. I have recently adopted this county, so it is a work in progress. Any of your contributions to Marshall County will be greatly appreciated and shared.

 

Marshall County Information

Named for John Marshall

John Marshall (1755-1835) was a soldier during the American Revolution. He served in the US Congress, representing the state of Virginia. He also served as Secretary of State and Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court.
When Illinois became a state, the area that is now Marshall County was part of Bond and Clark Counties. As more counties were formed, the area became part of Pike, Sangamon, Putnam and LaSalle Counties. Although Marshall County was established in 1839 from Putnam County, the current boundaries were not established until 1843, when the eastern part of Marshall was transferred from LaSalle County.
Part of the Military Tract
The western part of Marshall County (area west of the Illinois River) was part of the Military Tract of Land granted to veterans of the War of 1812.

CITIES & VILLAGES

Camp Grove

Henry

Hopewell

Lacon

LaRose

Pattonsburg

Sparland

Toluca

Varna

Washburn

Wenona

Wilbern

 

   TOWNSHIPS

                                                                          Bell Plain                    Henry                            Lacon                     Saratoga

                                                                         Bennington                Hopewell                         Richland                  Steuben
                                                                            Evans                     La Prairie                        Roberts                 Whitefield

 
 

 

 

Our surrounding neighbors:

Bureau County

LaSalle County

Peoria County

Putnam County

Stark County

Woodford County

 

 

 

 

 

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