Saline County, Illinois
Lat/Long: 37.7667, -88.5500
Named for the Saline River and surrounding salt springs, Saline County was formed by the Illinois General Assembly in 1847 out of the northwest portion of Gallatin County. In November 1847, county residents selected Raleigh as the county's seat. In 1859, the county seat was relocated to Harrisburg.
The Staff of the Mitchell-Carnegie Public Library, "A History of Saline County," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 27 (April 1934), 39, 42-43.