Edwardsville, Illinois

City: Edwardsville

County: Madison

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 38.8000, -89.9500

Settled as early as 1800, Edwardsville became the seat of Madison County upon the county’s creation in 1812. The city is named for Ninian Edwards.

W. T. Norton, N. G. Flagg, and J. S. Hoerner, eds., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812-1912 (Chicago: Lewis, 1912), 1:499; John M. Peck, A Gazetteer of Illinois in Three Parts (Jacksonville, IL: R. Goudy, 1834), 142.