Stark County, Illinois
Lat/Long: 41.1000, -89.8000
The Illinois General Assembly created Stark County in 1839 from Knox and Putnam counties. The act creating the county designated Toulon as the name for the county seat, and commissioners located a site for the town in 1841.
An Act for the Formation of the County of Stark, and for Other Purposes; An Act to Locate the County Seat of Stark, and to Extend the Limits of Said County; An Act to Locate the County Seat of Stark, and to Make Certain Addition to Said County; Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties (Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State, 2010), 10; J. Knox Hall, ed., Stark County Illinois and Its People (Chicago: Pioneer, 1916), 1:76-77.