Knoxville, Illinois

City: Knoxville

County: Knox

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.9000, -90.2833

The Illinois General Assembly designated Henderson as the seat of newly organized Knox County in 1831. In 1832, the General Assembly changed the name of Henderson to Knoxville.

"An Act to Establish a Permanent Seat of Justice for Knox County, and for Other Purposes," 15 January 1831, Laws of Illinois (1831), 62-63; "An Act to Change the Name of the County Seat of Knox County," 22 December 1832, Laws of a Private Nature (1833), 23.