Pope County, Illinois
Lat/Long: 37.4167, -88.5667
The legislature of Illinois Territory created Pope County in 1816 from parts of Gallatin and Johnson counties. In May 1816, the county commissioners' court designated Golconda, then known as Sarahsville, as the county seat.
"An Act to Erect a New County out of the Counties of Gallatin and Johnson," 10 January 1816, Laws of Illinois Territory (1816), 66-69; Pope County Illinois (Paducah, KY: Turner, 1986), 11-12.