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Pope County, Illinois
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Pope County, Illinois Facts

When was Pope County, IL Created?
Pope County was established on January 10, 1816.

What is the County Seat of Pope County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Golconda (prior county seats was Sarahsville [Name changed to Golconda on June 24, 1817] from 1816–1817) also, the county government website is unknown .

What counties are adjacent to Pope County, IL?
Bordering Counties are   Saline CountyHardin CountyLivingston County, Kentucky, Massac CountyJohnson CountyWilliamson County

Pope County, IL Census Records

What Pope County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pope County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Pope Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pope Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pope Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Pope County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Pope County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pope County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Pope County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Pope County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Pope County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pope County, IL?
A list of Pope County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Pope County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Pope County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pope County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Pope Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pope Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pope Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Pope Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pope Co. IL General and History Websites

Pope Co. IL Military Records