Mount Sterling, Illinois
City: Mount Sterling
Lat/Long: 39.9833, -90.7500
The first white settlers began arriving in the area that would become Mount Sterling in the late 1820s. In 1833, the original proprietors surveyed and platted the community. In 1837, the Illinois General Assembly incorporated Mount Sterling as a town. When the General Assembly created Brown County in 1839, Mount Sterling became the county seat.
Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois (Philadelphia: W. R. Brink, 1882), 67, 68, 250; An Act concerning the Towns of Mount Vernon, Columbus, Mount Sterling, and Salem; An Act to Create the County of Brown out of the County of Schuyler.