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Franklin County, Illinois

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Franklin County, Illinois
Franklin County Courthouse in Benton.jpg
Map of Illinois highlighting Franklin County

Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois

Illinois's location within the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 2, 1818
Named forBenjamin Franklin
SeatBenton
Largest cityWest Frankfort
Area
 • Total431 sq mi (1,116 km2)
 • Land409 sq mi (1,059 km2)
 • Water23 sq mi (60 km2), 5.2%
Population
 • (2010)39,561
 • Density97/sq mi (37/km2)
Congressional district12th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.franklincountyil.gov

Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 39,561.[1] Its county seat is Benton.[2] It is located in the southern portion of Illinois known locally as "Little Egypt".

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IN 1906 FRANKLIN COUNCIL'S NEW JAIL WOULD REMAIN IN BUSINESS AND REMAIN IN USE THE NEXT 84 JAIL WOULD REMAIN IN BUSINESS AND REMAIN IN USE THE NEXT 84 YEARS. AND REMAIN IN USE THE NEXT 84 YEARS. BUT SAVE THE OLD FACILITY FROM YEARS. BUT SAVE THE OLD FACILITY FROM THE WRECKING BALL, WAS THE BUT SAVE THE OLD FACILITY FROM THE WRECKING BALL, WAS THE INFAMOUS OCCUPANT OF THIS CELL. THE WRECKING BALL, WAS THE INFAMOUS OCCUPANT OF THIS CELL. >> I AM JIM WILHELM. INFAMOUS OCCUPANT OF THIS CELL. >> I AM JIM WILHELM. TODAY THIS BUILDING LOCATED IN >> I AM JIM WILHELM. TODAY THIS BUILDING LOCATED IN BENTON HAS BECOME HOME TO THE TODAY THIS BUILDING LOCATED IN BENTON HAS BECOME HOME TO THE COUNTY MUSEUM. BENTON HAS BECOME HOME TO THE COUNTY MUSEUM. WHILE IT TELLS A STORY OF THIS COUNTY MUSEUM. WHILE IT TELLS A STORY OF THIS AREA'S MOST FAMOUS CITIZENS, WHILE IT TELLS A STORY OF THIS AREA'S MOST FAMOUS CITIZENS, MOST PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED BY AREA'S MOST FAMOUS CITIZENS, MOST PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED BY TALES OF A GANGSTER AND THE OLD MOST PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED BY TALES OF A GANGSTER AND THE OLD JAIL. TALES OF A GANGSTER AND THE OLD JAIL. TYPICAL OF HIS TIME, THE FRONT JAIL. TYPICAL OF HIS TIME, THE FRONT PORTION WAS THE SHERIFF'S HOME TYPICAL OF HIS TIME, THE FRONT PORTION WAS THE SHERIFF'S HOME WHO LIVED HERE DURING HIS TERM PORTION WAS THE SHERIFF'S HOME WHO LIVED HERE DURING HIS TERM IN OFFICE. WHO LIVED HERE DURING HIS TERM IN OFFICE. HIS WIFE WAS EXPECTED TO PREPARE IN OFFICE. HIS WIFE WAS EXPECTED TO PREPARE THE INMATES' MEALS. HIS WIFE WAS EXPECTED TO PREPARE THE INMATES' MEALS. IN THE BACK OF THE KITCHEN IS A THE INMATES' MEALS. IN THE BACK OF THE KITCHEN IS A SET OF BARS UNDER WHICH THE IN THE BACK OF THE KITCHEN IS A SET OF BARS UNDER WHICH THE PLATES OF FOOD WERE PASSED. SET OF BARS UNDER WHICH THE PLATES OF FOOD WERE PASSED. TRUSTEES WOULD THEN TAKE THE PLATES OF FOOD WERE PASSED. TRUSTEES WOULD THEN TAKE THE MEALS BACK TO THE PRISONERS IN TRUSTEES WOULD THEN TAKE THE MEALS BACK TO THE PRISONERS IN THEIR CELLS, AND WERE TOLD MEALS BACK TO THE PRISONERS IN THEIR CELLS, AND WERE TOLD DEPENDING HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THEIR CELLS, AND WERE TOLD DEPENDING HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INCARCERATED, THE SHERIFF'S WIFE DEPENDING HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INCARCERATED, THE SHERIFF'S WIFE COULD ACTUALLY MAKE MORE MONEY INCARCERATED, THE SHERIFF'S WIFE COULD ACTUALLY MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THE SHERIFF. COULD ACTUALLY MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THE SHERIFF. IN THE BACK ARE TWO FLOORS OF THAN THE SHERIFF. IN THE BACK ARE TWO FLOORS OF IDENTICAL CELLS, EACH MEASURING IN THE BACK ARE TWO FLOORS OF IDENTICAL CELLS, EACH MEASURING EIGHT FEET SQUARE. IDENTICAL CELLS, EACH MEASURING EIGHT FEET SQUARE. THERE WAS NO PRIVACY. EIGHT FEET SQUARE. THERE WAS NO PRIVACY. THE ROWS FACED EACH OTHER, AND THERE WAS NO PRIVACY. THE ROWS FACED EACH OTHER, AND THERE WAS NO SOLID BACK. THE ROWS FACED EACH OTHER, AND THERE WAS NO SOLID BACK. NOTICE THERE WERE NO LOCKS ON THERE WAS NO SOLID BACK. NOTICE THERE WERE NO LOCKS ON THE DOORS. NOTICE THERE WERE NO LOCKS ON THE DOORS. THEY WERE OPERATED BY SERIES OF THE DOORS. THEY WERE OPERATED BY SERIES OF LEVERS IN THE FRONT OF THE CELL THEY WERE OPERATED BY SERIES OF LEVERS IN THE FRONT OF THE CELL BLOCK. LEVERS IN THE FRONT OF THE CELL BLOCK. THE MAXIMUM STAY HERE WAS 364 BLOCK. THE MAXIMUM STAY HERE WAS 364 DAYS. THE MAXIMUM STAY HERE WAS 364 DAYS. THAT'S BECAUSE STATE LAW DAYS. THAT'S BECAUSE STATE LAW PROHIBITED A STAY OF LONGER THAN THAT'S BECAUSE STATE LAW PROHIBITED A STAY OF LONGER THAN ONE YEAR IN A COUNTY FACILITY. PROHIBITED A STAY OF LONGER THAN ONE YEAR IN A COUNTY FACILITY. SO JUDGES GOT AROUND THAT BY ONE YEAR IN A COUNTY FACILITY. SO JUDGES GOT AROUND THAT BY ISSUING CONSECUTIVE 364'S, SO SO JUDGES GOT AROUND THAT BY ISSUING CONSECUTIVE 364'S, SO THE PRISONER WOULD BE RELEASED ISSUING CONSECUTIVE 364'S, SO THE PRISONER WOULD BE RELEASED FOR ONE DAY AND BROUGHT BACK TO THE PRISONER WOULD BE RELEASED FOR ONE DAY AND BROUGHT BACK TO SERVE THE NEXT SENTENCE. FOR ONE DAY AND BROUGHT BACK TO SERVE THE NEXT SENTENCE. MOST OF THE CRIMES PUNISHED HERE SERVE THE NEXT SENTENCE. MOST OF THE CRIMES PUNISHED HERE WERE FOR THINGS LIKE THEFT, MOST OF THE CRIMES PUNISHED HERE WERE FOR THINGS LIKE THEFT, FIGHTING, AND COMMON WERE FOR THINGS LIKE THEFT, FIGHTING, AND COMMON DRUNKENNESS. FIGHTING, AND COMMON DRUNKENNESS. BUT IN 1927, NATIONAL ATTENTION DRUNKENNESS. BUT IN 1927, NATIONAL ATTENTION FOCUSED ON THIS JAIL WHEN THE BUT IN 1927, NATIONAL ATTENTION FOCUSED ON THIS JAIL WHEN THE FAMOUS BOOTLEGGER GANGSTER AND FOCUSED ON THIS JAIL WHEN THE FAMOUS BOOTLEGGER GANGSTER AND MURDERER CHARLIE BURGER WAS FAMOUS BOOTLEGGER GANGSTER AND MURDERER CHARLIE BURGER WAS ADMITTED. MURDERER CHARLIE BURGER WAS ADMITTED. TODAY, CHARM I IS A LOCAL ADMITTED. TODAY, CHARM I IS A LOCAL LEGEND, A KIND OF ROBIN HOOD TODAY, CHARM I IS A LOCAL LEGEND, A KIND OF ROBIN HOOD LEGEND WHO WAS QUICK TO HELP LEGEND, A KIND OF ROBIN HOOD LEGEND WHO WAS QUICK TO HELP PEOPLE IN TROUBLE, WITH LEGEND WHO WAS QUICK TO HELP PEOPLE IN TROUBLE, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS OF FOOD, MONEY OR PEOPLE IN TROUBLE, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS OF FOOD, MONEY OR COAL. CONTRIBUTIONS OF FOOD, MONEY OR COAL. BUT HE HAD A QUICK TEMPER, HAD A COAL. BUT HE HAD A QUICK TEMPER, HAD A PERSON TO FEAR, AND LEFT A BUT HE HAD A QUICK TEMPER, HAD A PERSON TO FEAR, AND LEFT A SCATTERING OF BODIES. PERSON TO FEAR, AND LEFT A SCATTERING OF BODIES. BESIDE BOOTLEGGING, HE ALSO RAN SCATTERING OF BODIES. BESIDE BOOTLEGGING, HE ALSO RAN AN AUTOMOBILE THEFT RING, BESIDE BOOTLEGGING, HE ALSO RAN AN AUTOMOBILE THEFT RING, GAMBLING ORGANIZATION, AN AUTOMOBILE THEFT RING, GAMBLING ORGANIZATION, PROSTITUTION, AND HE ORGANIZED GAMBLING ORGANIZATION, PROSTITUTION, AND HE ORGANIZED ANIMAL FIGHTS. PROSTITUTION, AND HE ORGANIZED ANIMAL FIGHTS. BUT TROUBLE REALLY EXPLODED WHEN ANIMAL FIGHTS. BUT TROUBLE REALLY EXPLODED WHEN HE BROKE AWAY THERE HIS BUT TROUBLE REALLY EXPLODED WHEN HE BROKE AWAY THERE HIS PARTNERS, THE NOTORIOUS SHELLTON HE BROKE AWAY THERE HIS PARTNERS, THE NOTORIOUS SHELLTON BROTHERS. PARTNERS, THE NOTORIOUS SHELLTON BROTHERS. THAT BEGAN A VICIOUS FIGHT FOR BROTHERS. THAT BEGAN A VICIOUS FIGHT FOR CONTROL IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS THAT BEGAN A VICIOUS FIGHT FOR CONTROL IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WHICH ENDED WITH THE SHELLTON'S CONTROL IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WHICH ENDED WITH THE SHELLTON'S IN LEVENWORTH, AND CHARLIE IN WHICH ENDED WITH THE SHELLTON'S IN LEVENWORTH, AND CHARLIE IN THIS JAIL. IN LEVENWORTH, AND CHARLIE IN THIS JAIL. CHARLIE KNEW THE CHARGES THIS JAIL. CHARLIE KNEW THE CHARGES WOULDN'T STICK UNTIL SOMETHING CHARLIE KNEW THE CHARGES WOULDN'T STICK UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENED BEHIND THIS CLOSED THIS WAS CHARLIE BURGER'S CELL. WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED, HE WAS SO IN FEAR OF HIS LIFE,HE CONVINCED WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED, HE WAS SO IN FEAR OF HIS LIFE,HE CONVINCED THE AUTHORITIES TO ALLOW HIM TO IN FEAR OF HIS LIFE,HE CONVINCED THE AUTHORITIES TO ALLOW HIM TO KEEP A LOADED MACHINE GUN IN HIS THE AUTHORITIES TO ALLOW HIM TO KEEP A LOADED MACHINE GUN IN HIS CELL FOR THE FIRST WEEK. KEEP A LOADED MACHINE GUN IN HIS CELL FOR THE FIRST WEEK. CHARLIE DID HAVE REASON TO BE CELL FOR THE FIRST WEEK. CHARLIE DID HAVE REASON TO BE AFRAID. CHARLIE DID HAVE REASON TO BE AFRAID. DIRECTLY BELOW HIS CELL, BEHIND AFRAID. DIRECTLY BELOW HIS CELL, BEHIND THIS DOOR, ONE OF HIS GANG DIRECTLY BELOW HIS CELL, BEHIND THIS DOOR, ONE OF HIS GANG MEMBERS WAS SINGING. THIS DOOR, ONE OF HIS GANG MEMBERS WAS SINGING. HE IMPLICATED BURGER IN THE MEMBERS WAS SINGING. HE IMPLICATED BURGER IN THE MURDER OF JOE ADAMS, THE MAYOR HE IMPLICATED BURGER IN THE MURDER OF JOE ADAMS, THE MAYOR OF A NEARBY TOWN WHO WAS ALSO AN MURDER OF JOE ADAMS, THE MAYOR OF A NEARBY TOWN WHO WAS ALSO AN ALLY OF THE SHELLTON BROTHERS. OF A NEARBY TOWN WHO WAS ALSO AN ALLY OF THE SHELLTON BROTHERS. BURGER WAS FOUND GUILTY AND ALLY OF THE SHELLTON BROTHERS. BURGER WAS FOUND GUILTY AND SENTENCED TO DIE. BURGER WAS FOUND GUILTY AND SENTENCED TO DIE. AT THAT TIME, IN ILLINOIS, THE SENTENCED TO DIE. AT THAT TIME, IN ILLINOIS, THE METHOD OF EXECUTION WAS THE AT THAT TIME, IN ILLINOIS, THE METHOD OF EXECUTION WAS THE ELECTRIC CHAIR. METHOD OF EXECUTION WAS THE ELECTRIC CHAIR. UNFORTUNATELY FOR BURGER, HE WAS ELECTRIC CHAIR. UNFORTUNATELY FOR BURGER, HE WAS TO BE EXECUTED USING THE METHOD UNFORTUNATELY FOR BURGER, HE WAS TO BE EXECUTED USING THE METHOD IN USE AT THE TIME OF THE CRIME. TO BE EXECUTED USING THE METHOD IN USE AT THE TIME OF THE CRIME. THAT WAS HANGING. AMONG THE PICTURES ON DISPLAY ARE SEVERAL SHOWING THE STOCKADE THAT WAS ERECTED AROUND THE JAIL ARE SEVERAL SHOWING THE STOCKADE THAT WAS ERECTED AROUND THE JAIL TO PREVENT A RESCUE ATTEMPT. THAT WAS ERECTED AROUND THE JAIL TO PREVENT A RESCUE ATTEMPT. TICKETS TO ENTER THE EN CLOSURE TO PREVENT A RESCUE ATTEMPT. TICKETS TO ENTER THE EN CLOSURE WERE GIVEN TO A HUNDRED MEN WHO TICKETS TO ENTER THE EN CLOSURE WERE GIVEN TO A HUNDRED MEN WHO WERE DEPOSITION ADVERTISED. WERE GIVEN TO A HUNDRED MEN WHO WERE DEPOSITION ADVERTISED. OUTSIDE HIS -- WHO WERE WERE DEPOSITION ADVERTISED. OUTSIDE HIS -- WHO WERE DEPUTIZED. OUTSIDE HIS -- WHO WERE DEPUTIZED. THIS IS WHERE HE SPOKE HIS FINAL DEPUTIZED. THIS IS WHERE HE SPOKE HIS FINAL WORLDS "IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WORLD THIS IS WHERE HE SPOKE HIS FINAL WORLDS "IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WORLD THE" AT 9:48 IN THE MORNING, THE WORLDS "IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WORLD THE" AT 9:48 IN THE MORNING, THE TRAP DOOR WAS SPRUNG. THE" AT 9:48 IN THE MORNING, THE TRAP DOOR WAS SPRUNG. 19 MINUTES LATER, CHARLIE BURGER TRAP DOOR WAS SPRUNG. 19 MINUTES LATER, CHARLIE BURGER WAS DEAD. 19 MINUTES LATER, CHARLIE BURGER WAS DEAD. IT WAS THE LAST LEGAL HANGING IN WAS DEAD. IT WAS THE LAST LEGAL HANGING IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. IT WAS THE LAST LEGAL HANGING IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. TODAY VISITORS CAN SEE THE ROPE THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. TODAY VISITORS CAN SEE THE ROPE AND NOOSE PLACED AROUND HIS TODAY VISITORS CAN SEE THE ROPE AND NOOSE PLACED AROUND HIS NECK, ALONG WITH THE HANDCUFFS. AND NOOSE PLACED AROUND HIS NECK, ALONG WITH THE HANDCUFFS. THERE WAS A COPY OF THE BOOK NECK, ALONG WITH THE HANDCUFFS. THERE WAS A COPY OF THE BOOK SOLD "RECOUNTING THE GANGSTER'S THERE WAS A COPY OF THE BOOK SOLD "RECOUNTING THE GANGSTER'S FALL." SOLD "RECOUNTING THE GANGSTER'S FALL." THERE WAS THE KEY TO BURGER'S FALL." THERE WAS THE KEY TO BURGER'S CELL WHERE HE SPENT THE LAST THERE WAS THE KEY TO BURGER'S CELL WHERE HE SPENT THE LAST YEAR OF HIS LIFE. CELL WHERE HE SPENT THE LAST YEAR OF HIS LIFE. ALSO ON DISPLAY IS A TELEPHONE YEAR OF HIS LIFE. ALSO ON DISPLAY IS A TELEPHONE BOOTH FROM THE COURTHOUSE WHERE ALSO ON DISPLAY IS A TELEPHONE BOOTH FROM THE COURTHOUSE WHERE BURGER'S TRIAL WAS HELD. BOOTH FROM THE COURTHOUSE WHERE BURGER'S TRIAL WAS HELD. INSIDE IS A PRISON LOGBOOK WHICH BURGER'S TRIAL WAS HELD. INSIDE IS A PRISON LOGBOOK WHICH NOTES EACH PRISONER ARE HIS INSIDE IS A PRISON LOGBOOK WHICH NOTES EACH PRISONER ARE HIS CRIME, AND HIS PUNISHMENT, NOTES EACH PRISONER ARE HIS CRIME, AND HIS PUNISHMENT, ACROSS CHARLIE'S NAME IS WRITTEN CRIME, AND HIS PUNISHMENT, ACROSS CHARLIE'S NAME IS WRITTEN "HANGED BY THE NECK UNTIL DEAD, ACROSS CHARLIE'S NAME IS WRITTEN "HANGED BY THE NECK UNTIL DEAD, DEAD, DEAD." >> WELCOME BACK TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM IN BENTON WHERE THERE ARE TWO ROOMS COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM IN BENTON WHERE THERE ARE TWO ROOMS DEDICATED TO THIS AREA'S MOST WHERE THERE ARE TWO ROOMS DEDICATED TO THIS AREA'S MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT. DEDICATED TO THIS AREA'S MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT. HE WAS A CIVIL WAR EN GENERAL, FAMOUS RESIDENT. HE WAS A CIVIL WAR EN GENERAL, CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT, HE WAS A CIVIL WAR EN GENERAL, CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT, AND HE IS CREDITED WITH KEEPING CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT, AND HE IS CREDITED WITH KEEPING SOUTHERN ILLINOIS IN THE UNION. AND HE IS CREDITED WITH KEEPING SOUTHERN ILLINOIS IN THE UNION. HIS NAME, OF COURSE, IS JOHN A SOUTHERN ILLINOIS IN THE UNION. HIS NAME, OF COURSE, IS JOHN A LOGAN. HIS NAME, OF COURSE, IS JOHN A LOGAN. HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE HOME HE LOGAN. HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE HOME HE AND HIS BRIDE MOVED INTO. HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE HOME HE AND HIS BRIDE MOVED INTO. THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN 1930 AND HIS BRIDE MOVED INTO. THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN 1930 BEFORE THE HOUSE WAS TORN DOWN. THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN 1930 BEFORE THE HOUSE WAS TORN DOWN. THIS CHAIR IS FROM THAT HOUSE. BEFORE THE HOUSE WAS TORN DOWN. THIS CHAIR IS FROM THAT HOUSE. THE LEGS WERE CUT OFF BY LOGAN THIS CHAIR IS FROM THAT HOUSE. THE LEGS WERE CUT OFF BY LOGAN TO ACCOMMODATE HIS YOUNG THE LEGS WERE CUT OFF BY LOGAN TO ACCOMMODATE HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER. TO ACCOMMODATE HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER. HERE IS THE SWORD HE WORE DURING DAUGHTER. HERE IS THE SWORD HE WORE DURING THE WAR WHICH HE LATER GAVE TO A HERE IS THE SWORD HE WORE DURING THE WAR WHICH HE LATER GAVE TO A FRIEND. THE WAR WHICH HE LATER GAVE TO A FRIEND. JOHN LOGAN IS PROBABLY BEST FRIEND. JOHN LOGAN IS PROBABLY BEST KNOWN FOR ISSUING GENERAL ORDER JOHN LOGAN IS PROBABLY BEST KNOWN FOR ISSUING GENERAL ORDER NUMBER 11 IN 1868 WHICH KNOWN FOR ISSUING GENERAL ORDER NUMBER 11 IN 1868 WHICH ESTABLISHED DECORATION DAY AS A NUMBER 11 IN 1868 WHICH ESTABLISHED DECORATION DAY AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, A DAY FOR ESTABLISHED DECORATION DAY AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, A DAY FOR DECORATING THE GRAVES OF CIVIL NATIONAL HOLIDAY, A DAY FOR DECORATING THE GRAVES OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS. DECORATING THE GRAVES OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS. TODAY, WE CALL IT MEMORIAL DAY. WAR SOLDIERS. TODAY, WE CALL IT MEMORIAL DAY. AFTER THE WAR TO HELP SUPPLEMENT TODAY, WE CALL IT MEMORIAL DAY. AFTER THE WAR TO HELP SUPPLEMENT HIS INCOME AS A POLITICIAN, HE AFTER THE WAR TO HELP SUPPLEMENT HIS INCOME AS A POLITICIAN, HE BEGAN SPECULATING IN AREA COAL HIS INCOME AS A POLITICIAN, HE BEGAN SPECULATING IN AREA COAL MINES ON DISPLAY ARE SOME OF THE BEGAN SPECULATING IN AREA COAL MINES ON DISPLAY ARE SOME OF THE LETTERS HE WROTE IN OFFICE MINES ON DISPLAY ARE SOME OF THE LETTERS HE WROTE IN OFFICE REGARDING LAND HE PURCHASED IN LETTERS HE WROTE IN OFFICE REGARDING LAND HE PURCHASED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. REGARDING LAND HE PURCHASED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. NEXT TO THE LOGAN ROOMS IS THIS FRANKLIN COUNTY. NEXT TO THE LOGAN ROOMS IS THIS ONE WHICH CONTAINS 1963 CONTROL NEXT TO THE LOGAN ROOMS IS THIS ONE WHICH CONTAINS 1963 CONTROL ROOM EQUIPMENT FROM LOCAL RADIO ONE WHICH CONTAINS 1963 CONTROL ROOM EQUIPMENT FROM LOCAL RADIO STATION. ROOM EQUIPMENT FROM LOCAL RADIO STATION. WHILE IT COULD BE SAID THAT STATION. WHILE IT COULD BE SAID THAT LOGAN PREVENTED A SOUTHERN WHILE IT COULD BE SAID THAT LOGAN PREVENTED A SOUTHERN INVASION, THIS STUDIO HELPED TO LOGAN PREVENTED A SOUTHERN INVASION, THIS STUDIO HELPED TO START AN INVASION FROM OVERSEAS. INVASION, THIS STUDIO HELPED TO START AN INVASION FROM OVERSEAS. BEFORE ALMOST ANYONE OUTSIDE OF START AN INVASION FROM OVERSEAS. BEFORE ALMOST ANYONE OUTSIDE OF ENGLAND HAD HEARD OF THE BAIT BEFORE ALMOST ANYONE OUTSIDE OF ENGLAND HAD HEARD OF THE BAIT ALS, GEORGE HARRISON CAME TO ENGLAND HAD HEARD OF THE BAIT ALS, GEORGE HARRISON CAME TO BENTON TO VISIT HIS SISTER. ALS, GEORGE HARRISON CAME TO BENTON TO VISIT HIS SISTER. SHE HAD MARRIED AN MERGE BENTON TO VISIT HIS SISTER. SHE HAD MARRIED AN MERGE ENGINEER WHO HAD TAKEN A JOB SHE HAD MARRIED AN MERGE ENGINEER WHO HAD TAKEN A JOB WITH THE COAL COMPANY IN THIS ENGINEER WHO HAD TAKEN A JOB WITH THE COAL COMPANY IN THIS AREA. WITH THE COAL COMPANY IN THIS AREA. DURING HIS THREE WEEK VISIT, SHE AREA. DURING HIS THREE WEEK VISIT, SHE TOOK HIM TO WFRX IN WEST DURING HIS THREE WEEK VISIT, SHE TOOK HIM TO WFRX IN WEST FRANKFORT TO PLAY THE GROUP'S TOOK HIM TO WFRX IN WEST FRANKFORT TO PLAY THE GROUP'S LATEST SINGLE "FROM ME TO YOU." FRANKFORT TO PLAY THE GROUP'S LATEST SINGLE "FROM ME TO YOU." IT WAS ON ON ONE OF THESE TURN LATEST SINGLE "FROM ME TO YOU." IT WAS ON ON ONE OF THESE TURN TABES TABLES THAT THE FIRST IT WAS ON ON ONE OF THESE TURN TABES TABLES THAT THE FIRST BEATLES FM SONG WAS PLAYED. TABES TABLES THAT THE FIRST BEATLES FM SONG WAS PLAYED. AT THE TIME HE WAS ALSO BEATLES FM SONG WAS PLAYED. AT THE TIME HE WAS ALSO INTERVIEWED AT THIS TABLE USING AT THE TIME HE WAS ALSO INTERVIEWED AT THIS TABLE USING THIS MICROPHONE BY THE DAUGHTER INTERVIEWED AT THIS TABLE USING THIS MICROPHONE BY THE DAUGHTER OF THE STATION'S OWNER. THIS MICROPHONE BY THE DAUGHTER OF THE STATION'S OWNER. AND WHILE IN THE AREA, HE OF THE STATION'S OWNER. AND WHILE IN THE AREA, HE SATURDAY IN WITH THE LOCAL AND WHILE IN THE AREA, HE SATURDAY IN WITH THE LOCAL GROUP SATURDAY IN WITH THE LOCAL GROUP CALLED THE FOUR VESTS AT NEARBY GROUP CALLED THE FOUR VESTS AT NEARBY VFW HALL. CALLED THE FOUR VESTS AT NEARBY VFW HALL. GEORGE BROUGHT BOUGHT ONE OF THE VFW HALL. GEORGE BROUGHT BOUGHT ONE OF THE BAND MEMBERS RICK ENERGY TAR. GEORGE BROUGHT BOUGHT ONE OF THE BAND MEMBERS RICK ENERGY TAR. HE WAS SO IMPRESSED HE BOUGHT BAND MEMBERS RICK ENERGY TAR. HE WAS SO IMPRESSED HE BOUGHT ONE FOR HIMSELF. HE WAS SO IMPRESSED HE BOUGHT ONE FOR HIMSELF. THAT INSTRUMENT CK HEARD ON BAIT ONE FOR HIMSELF. THAT INSTRUMENT CK HEARD ON BAIT AISLES RECORDS INCLUDING "HARD THAT INSTRUMENT CK HEARD ON BAIT AISLES RECORDS INCLUDING "HARD DAYS NIGHT" ACROSS FROM THE AISLES RECORDS INCLUDING "HARD DAYS NIGHT" ACROSS FROM THE HARRISON EXHIBIT IS A BEDROOM DAYS NIGHT" ACROSS FROM THE HARRISON EXHIBIT IS A BEDROOM USED IN 1954 BY THE SON OF HARRISON EXHIBIT IS A BEDROOM USED IN 1954 BY THE SON OF SHERIFF COLLINS. USED IN 1954 BY THE SON OF SHERIFF COLLINS. TODAY IT IS BEING TURNED INTO SHERIFF COLLINS. TODAY IT IS BEING TURNED INTO DISPLAY ERA COMMEMORATING THE TODAY IT IS BEING TURNED INTO DISPLAY ERA COMMEMORATING THE ERA OF MILLION DOUG COLLINS. DISPLAY ERA COMMEMORATING THE ERA OF MILLION DOUG COLLINS. HE PLAYED ON THE 1972 OLYMPIC ERA OF MILLION DOUG COLLINS. HE PLAYED ON THE 1972 OLYMPIC TEAM BEING WAS THE FIRST ROUND HE PLAYED ON THE 1972 OLYMPIC TEAM BEING WAS THE FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK PHILADELPHIA 76ERS IN TEAM BEING WAS THE FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK PHILADELPHIA 76ERS IN 1973. DRAFT PICK PHILADELPHIA 76ERS IN 1973. HE WAS A FOUR TIME ALL STAR WHO 1973. HE WAS A FOUR TIME ALL STAR WHO LATER BECAME HEAD COACH OF THE HE WAS A FOUR TIME ALL STAR WHO LATER BECAME HEAD COACH OF THE CHICAGO BULLS AND THEN THE LATER BECAME HEAD COACH OF THE CHICAGO BULLS AND THEN THE DETROIT PISTONS. CHICAGO BULLS AND THEN THE DETROIT PISTONS. ON DISPLAY IS HIS PHILADELPHIA DETROIT PISTONS. ON DISPLAY IS HIS PHILADELPHIA WARM UP SUIT FROM 1976 AND HIS ON DISPLAY IS HIS PHILADELPHIA WARM UP SUIT FROM 1976 AND HIS SIGNATURE WHICH HE LEFT ON THE WARM UP SUIT FROM 1976 AND HIS SIGNATURE WHICH HE LEFT ON THE WALL DURING A RECENT VISIT. SIGNATURE WHICH HE LEFT ON THE WALL DURING A RECENT VISIT. OUTSIDE EMBEDDED IN THE OAK TREE WALL DURING A RECENT VISIT. OUTSIDE EMBEDDED IN THE OAK TREE IS AN OLD RUSTED HOOP WHERE HE OUTSIDE EMBEDDED IN THE OAK TREE IS AN OLD RUSTED HOOP WHERE HE USED TO PRACTICE IN THE EVENING. WELCOME BACK TO BENTON WHERE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS FROM THE JAIL MUSEUM IS THIS DEVELOPING SITE. COUPLE OF BLOCKS FROM THE JAIL MUSEUM IS THIS DEVELOPING SITE. BUILT IN 1910, THIS BUILDING MUSEUM IS THIS DEVELOPING SITE. BUILT IN 1910, THIS BUILDING HOWKED THE FIRST FORD -- HOUSED BUILT IN 1910, THIS BUILDING HOWKED THE FIRST FORD -- HOUSED THE FIRST FORD FRANCHISE IN HOWKED THE FIRST FORD -- HOUSED THE FIRST FORD FRANCHISE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. THE FIRST FORD FRANCHISE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. HOUSES BURGER ITEMS AS WELL AS FRANKLIN COUNTY. HOUSES BURGER ITEMS AS WELL AS AUTOMOBILES. HOUSES BURGER ITEMS AS WELL AS AUTOMOBILES. INSIDE IS 1914 MODEL-T WITH GAS AUTOMOBILES. INSIDE IS 1914 MODEL-T WITH GAS TANK UNDER THE DRIVERS'S SEAT. INSIDE IS 1914 MODEL-T WITH GAS TANK UNDER THE DRIVERS'S SEAT. SINCE IT WAS GRAVITY FED, THESE TANK UNDER THE DRIVERS'S SEAT. SINCE IT WAS GRAVITY FED, THESE CARS HAD TROUBLE GOING UP HILLS SINCE IT WAS GRAVITY FED, THESE CARS HAD TROUBLE GOING UP HILLS UNLESS IT WAS DRIVEN BACKWARDS. CARS HAD TROUBLE GOING UP HILLS UNLESS IT WAS DRIVEN BACKWARDS. TANK IN THIS 1926 MODEL IS UNDER UNLESS IT WAS DRIVEN BACKWARDS. TANK IN THIS 1926 MODEL IS UNDER THE COWL IN THE ENGINE. TANK IN THIS 1926 MODEL IS UNDER THE COWL IN THE ENGINE. THIS WAS THE HUB FOR FIVE OTHER THE COWL IN THE ENGINE. THIS WAS THE HUB FOR FIVE OTHER DEALERS. THIS WAS THE HUB FOR FIVE OTHER DEALERS. CARS WERE SHIPPED HERE BY RAIL DEALERS. CARS WERE SHIPPED HERE BY RAIL IN CRATES STACKED ON END. CARS WERE SHIPPED HERE BY RAIL IN CRATES STACKED ON END. AT THE STATION, THEY WERE IN CRATES STACKED ON END. AT THE STATION, THEY WERE UNPACKED, TIRES WERE PUT ON, AT THE STATION, THEY WERE UNPACKED, TIRES WERE PUT ON, THEY WERE DRIVEN HERE WHERE THE UNPACKED, TIRES WERE PUT ON, THEY WERE DRIVEN HERE WHERE THE FENDERS AND ROOF WERE ATTACHED. THEY WERE DRIVEN HERE WHERE THE FENDERS AND ROOF WERE ATTACHED. WHEN THE MUSEUM TOOK OVER THIS FENDERS AND ROOF WERE ATTACHED. WHEN THE MUSEUM TOOK OVER THIS SITE, ALMOST ALL THE TOOLS AND WHEN THE MUSEUM TOOK OVER THIS SITE, ALMOST ALL THE TOOLS AND SPARE PARTS WERE STILL HERE SITE, ALMOST ALL THE TOOLS AND SPARE PARTS WERE STILL HERE AMONG THE EXTRA BELTS AND HOSES SPARE PARTS WERE STILL HERE AMONG THE EXTRA BELTS AND HOSES THEY FOUND THESE UNUSED INSECT AMONG THE EXTRA BELTS AND HOSES THEY FOUND THESE UNUSED INSECT SCREENS WITH PAPER WRAPPINGS THEY FOUND THESE UNUSED INSECT SCREENS WITH PAPER WRAPPINGS STILL AROUND THEM. SCREENS WITH PAPER WRAPPINGS STILL AROUND THEM. THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED PICK STILL AROUND THEM. THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED PICK UP BELONGED TO CHARLIE BURGER IN THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED PICK UP BELONGED TO CHARLIE BURGER IN HIS PREPROHIBITION DAYS. UP BELONGED TO CHARLIE BURGER IN HIS PREPROHIBITION DAYS. IT WAS ORIGINALLY FLATBED, AND HIS PREPROHIBITION DAYS. IT WAS ORIGINALLY FLATBED, AND WOOD SIDES WERE ADDED DURING TES IT WAS ORIGINALLY FLATBED, AND WOOD SIDES WERE ADDED DURING TES TORE RATION. WOOD SIDES WERE ADDED DURING TES TORE RATION. THIS IS NOT ONLY BURG ARE ITEM TORE RATION. THIS IS NOT ONLY BURG ARE ITEM AT THE SITE. THIS IS NOT ONLY BURG ARE ITEM AT THE SITE. IN A CABINET IS DISPLAYED THE AT THE SITE. IN A CABINET IS DISPLAYED THE HOMEMADE BULLET PROOF VEST IN A CABINET IS DISPLAYED THE HOMEMADE BULLET PROOF VEST CHARLIE WORE AROUND TOWN. HOMEMADE BULLET PROOF VEST CHARLIE WORE AROUND TOWN. HE CAN BE SEEN WEAR ING IT IN CHARLIE WORE AROUND TOWN. HE CAN BE SEEN WEAR ING IT IN THIS PICTURE TAKEN OUTSIDE HIS HE CAN BE SEEN WEAR ING IT IN THIS PICTURE TAKEN OUTSIDE HIS IN FA MULLS ROADHOUSE. THIS PICTURE TAKEN OUTSIDE HIS IN FA MULLS ROADHOUSE. -- INFAMOUS ROADHOUSE. IN FA MULLS ROADHOUSE. -- INFAMOUS ROADHOUSE. BENTON HAS BEEN THE HOME TO A -- INFAMOUS ROADHOUSE. BENTON HAS BEEN THE HOME TO A NUMBER OF FAMOUS INDIVIDUALS, BENTON HAS BEEN THE HOME TO A NUMBER OF FAMOUS INDIVIDUALS, AND EVEN HAD THE ROLE TO PLAY IN NUMBER OF FAMOUS INDIVIDUALS, AND EVEN HAD THE ROLE TO PLAY IN THE BEATLE HISTORY. AND EVEN HAD THE ROLE TO PLAY IN THE BEATLE HISTORY. JUST LIKE IN THIS GARAGE, IT IS THE BEATLE HISTORY. JUST LIKE IN THIS GARAGE, IT IS HARD TO GET AWAY FROM THE JUST LIKE IN THIS GARAGE, IT IS HARD TO GET AWAY FROM THE STORIES OF CHARLIE BURGER. HARD TO GET AWAY FROM THE STORIES OF CHARLIE BURGER. FRANK LYNN COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM IS STORIES OF CHARLIE BURGER. FRANK LYNN COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM IS HEADQUARTERS OF THE FRANKLIN FRANK LYNN COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM IS HEADQUARTERS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU HEADQUARTERS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU (618)439-0608.

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History

Franklin County was established on January 2, 1818 and formed from parts of Gallatin and White counties. It was named for Benjamin Franklin.[3]

Coal mining

Coal was mined in Franklin County as early as 1889, at the King Coal Mine, located at Township 5 South, Range 3 East.[4]

The high levels of gas found in Franklin County's coal deposits have resulted in mining disasters and explosions over the years.[5] Between 1905 and 1968, there were eleven mine disasters.[6] In 1905, the Zeigler No. 1 mine, located in Zeigler, had an explosion that killed about fifty people.[7] In 1917, an explosion in Old Ben Mine No. 11, located in Christopher, killed 17.[8] The worst explosion occurred in 1951, in the Orient No. 2 Mine in West Frankfort, in which 119 people died.[9]

The West Frankfort quadrangle of Franklin County is home to 17 coal mines, according to a 2004 report.[5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 409 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 23 square miles (60 km2) (5.2%) is water.[10] Justin Kay State Recreation Area is located in this county.

Climate and weather

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Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[11]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Benton have ranged from a low of 21 °F (−6 °C) in January to a high of 90 °F (32 °C) in July, although a record low of −22 °F (−30 °C) was recorded in January 1977 and a record high of 104 °F (40 °C) was recorded in August 2007. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.87 inches (73 mm) in February to 4.59 inches (117 mm) in May.[11]

In 1912, a tornado destroyed facilities at the Possum Ridge Mine.[5][12]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18201,763
18304,083131.6%
18403,682−9.8%
18505,68154.3%
18609,39365.3%
187012,65234.7%
188016,12927.5%
189017,1386.3%
190019,67514.8%
191025,94331.9%
192057,293120.8%
193059,4423.8%
194053,137−10.6%
195048,685−8.4%
196039,281−19.3%
197038,329−2.4%
198043,20112.7%
199040,319−6.7%
200039,018−3.2%
201039,5611.4%
Est. 201739,041[13]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]
1790-1960[15] 1900-1990[16]
1990-2000[17] 2010-2013[1]
2000 census age pyramid for Franklin County
2000 census age pyramid for Franklin County

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 39,561 people, 16,617 households, and 10,912 families residing in the county.[18] The population density was 96.8 inhabitants per square mile (37.4/km2). There were 18,525 housing units at an average density of 45.3 per square mile (17.5/km2).[10] The racial makeup of the county was 97.7% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[18] In terms of ancestry, 21.8% were German, 18.7% were Irish, 15.9% were English, 9.4% were American, and 5.7% were Italian.[19]

Of the 16,617 households, 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families, and 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age was 41.8 years.[18]

The median income for a household in the county was $34,381 and the median income for a family was $43,170. Males had a median income of $39,122 versus $28,950 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,504. About 14.5% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.[20]

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated place

Townships

Franklin County is divided into twelve townships:

Education

Regional

  • Franklin, Johnson, Massac, and Williamson County Regional Office of Education #21 [21]

Primary and secondary

  • Christopher Unit School District #99 [22]
  • Sesser Unit School District [23]
  • Benton School District #47 [24]
  • Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 [25]
  • Zeigler-Royalton Community Unit School District #188 [26]
  • Thompsonville Community Unit School District #174 [27]
  • Ewing-Northern Community Unit School District #115 [28]

Higher education

Specialized

  • Franklin & Jefferson County Special Education Cooperative [29]

Politics

Until the 2000s, Franklin County, owing to its strong Southern leanings and opposition to the “YankeeCivil War was Democratic-leaning. It voted for Republican Presidential nominees only in landslide GOP victories, and even Walter Mondale when he came within 3,819 votes of losing all fifty states in 1984 was able to carry Franklin County by 1,011 votes. However, since the turn of the century opposition to the Democratic Party’s liberal views on social issues has produced a powerful swing towards the Republican Party.[30] In 2016, Hillary Clinton did fifteen percent worse than any previous Democratic candidate, receiving only 25 percent of the county’s ballots.

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[31]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 70.1% 13,116 25.3% 4,727 4.6% 868
2012 57.3% 10,267 40.5% 7,254 2.2% 393
2008 50.3% 9,404 47.5% 8,880 2.3% 430
2004 53.7% 10,388 45.6% 8,816 0.8% 148
2000 44.2% 8,490 53.1% 10,201 2.7% 521
1996 30.8% 5,354 56.5% 9,814 12.6% 2,190
1992 25.6% 5,504 59.3% 12,744 15.1% 3,233
1988 40.9% 7,677 58.7% 11,023 0.4% 83
1984 47.4% 9,656 52.4% 10,667 0.3% 54
1980 49.0% 9,731 47.5% 9,425 3.5% 700
1976 36.5% 7,420 63.1% 12,818 0.4% 86
1972 54.0% 10,121 45.6% 8,545 0.3% 63
1968 42.9% 9,036 47.9% 10,095 9.2% 1,943
1964 35.9% 7,620 64.1% 13,581
1960 51.0% 11,861 48.9% 11,368 0.2% 37
1956 51.0% 11,761 49.0% 11,308
1952 49.3% 11,723 50.4% 11,981 0.3% 62
1948 43.9% 9,407 54.8% 11,750 1.3% 287
1944 49.0% 11,377 50.2% 11,663 0.8% 173
1940 45.1% 12,936 54.2% 15,523 0.7% 201
1936 40.2% 10,708 57.3% 15,254 2.5% 663
1932 32.5% 7,560 63.4% 14,754 4.2% 976
1928 45.8% 9,900 52.6% 11,369 1.6% 353
1924 39.6% 6,779 33.8% 5,791 26.6% 4,551
1920 51.1% 7,608 32.9% 4,894 16.0% 2,384
1916 46.4% 6,371 46.8% 6,419 6.8% 934
1912 36.1% 2,098 41.9% 2,435 22.0% 1,276
1908 48.5% 2,539 45.9% 2,401 5.6% 293
1904 50.0% 2,077 43.4% 1,801 6.6% 273
1900 48.0% 2,117 50.5% 2,226 1.5% 68
1896 47.4% 2,038 52.0% 2,233 0.6% 26
1892 44.3% 1,631 48.4% 1,782 7.4% 273

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 131.
  4. ^ Hinton, Wayne. "Illinois Coal & Coal Mining, History & Genealogy - Coal Mines of Franklin County, Illinois". Wayne's World of History & Genealogy. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
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  8. ^ United States Mine Rescue Association. "Old Ben No. 11 Mine Explosion". Mine Disasters in the United States. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  9. ^ United States Mine Rescue Association. "Orient No. 2 Mine Explosion - West Frankfort, Illinois". Mine Disasters in the United States. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Benton, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  12. ^ Hubbs, Barbara Barr. "Possum Ridge Mine History". Williamson County Illinois Historical Society. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  13. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  15. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  16. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  17. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  18. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  19. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
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  21. ^ Franklin, Johnson, Massac, and Williamson County Regional Office of Education #21
  22. ^ Christopher Unit School District #99
  23. ^ Sesser Unit School District #196
  24. ^ Benton School District #47
  25. ^ Frankfort Community Unit School District #168
  26. ^ Zeigler-Royalton Community Unit School District #188
  27. ^ Thompsonville Community Unit School District #174
  28. ^ Ewing-Northern Community Unit School District #115
  29. ^ Franklin & Jefferson County Special Education Cooperative
  30. ^ Cohn, Nate; ‘Demographic Shift: Southern Whites’ Loyalty to G.O.P. Nearing That of Blacks to Democrats’, New York Times, April 24, 2014
  31. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 2, 2018.

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