Carroll County, Illinois

County: Carroll

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 42.0667, -89.9167

The Illinois legislature created Carroll County out of Jo Daviess County in 1839. Later that year, voters selected Savanna as the county seat. In 1843, the legislature authorized the county to hold another election, at which voters chose to move the county seat to a new site named Mount Carroll.

An Act to Organize the County of Carroll; History of Carroll County Illinois (Chicago: H. F. Kett, 1878), 228, 242-43; "An Act to Re-locate the County Seat of Carroll County," 2 March 1833, Laws of the State of Illinois (1843), 126-27.