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Grundy County, Illinois

County: Grundy

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 41.2833, -88.4167

On February 17, 1841, the Illinois General Assembly created Grundy County out of La Salle County. The act creating the county named commissioners to locate a seat of justice and stipulated that the commissioners locate the county seat on the proposed route of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. In April 1842, the commissioners selected Morris as the county seat. In 1853, the General Assembly formally acknowledged Morris as the county seat.

An Act to Create the County of Grundy from the County of La Salle; "An Act Supplementary to an Act Entitled 'An Act to Create the County of Grundy from the County of LaSalle,' Approved Feb. 17, 1841," 10 February 1853, General Laws of the State of Illinois (1853), 154-55; Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Grundy County (Chicago: Munsell, 1914) 2:636-37, 639.