Golconda, Illinois

City: Golconda

County: Pope

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 37.3667, -88.4833

Formerly known as Sarahsville, Corinth, and Lusk's Ferry, Golconda was designated the seat of Pope County in 1817. It received a U.S. Post Office in 1820.

Pope County Illinois (Paducah, KY: Turner, 1986), 11-12; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 375.