Belleville, Illinois

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 38.5167, -89.9833

In 1814, commissioners chose Belleville as the seat of St. Clair County, and two years later, the town received a U.S. Post Office.

History of St. Clair County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1881), 183; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 290.