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Richland County, Illinois

County: Richland

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 38.7167, -88.1000

On February 24, 1841, the Illinois General Assembly created Richland County out of Clay and Lawrence counties. Voters in the new county selected Olney as the county seat.

An Act for the Formation of the County of Richland; Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties (Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State, 2010), 10, 13, 58; Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois, Historical and Biographical (Chicago: F. A. Battey, 1884), 618-19.