White County, Illinois

County: White

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 38.0833, -88.1667

The Legislative Council and House of Representatives of Illinois Territory created White County out of Gallatin County in 1815. In early 1816, commissioners appointed for the purpose created Carmi as the new county’s seat.

“An Act for the Division of Gallatin County,” 9 December 1815, Laws of Illinois Territory (1816), 5-8; History of White County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1883), 301-2, 535.