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Jersey County, Illinois

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Jersey County
Jersey County Courthouse in Jerseyville
Map of Illinois highlighting Jersey County
Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois

Illinois's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°05′N 90°22′W / 39.09°N 90.36°W / 39.09; -90.36
Country United States
State Illinois
FoundedFebruary 28, 1839
Named forNew Jersey
SeatJerseyville
Largest cityJerseyville
Area
 • Total377 sq mi (980 km2)
 • Land369 sq mi (960 km2)
 • Water7.9 sq mi (20 km2)  2.1%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total22,985
 • Density62/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district13th
Websitewww.jerseycounty-il.us

Jersey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,985.[1] The county seat is Jerseyville.[2]

Jersey County is included in the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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>>IT IS LIKE GOING THROUGH AN ATTIC FULL OF MEMORIES, ONLY THESE ARE THE RECOLLECTIONS OF ATTIC FULL OF MEMORIES, ONLY THESE ARE THE RECOLLECTIONS OF ENTIRE COUNTY. HERE THE THESE ARE THE RECOLLECTIONS OF ENTIRE COUNTY. HERE THE ARTIFACTS AND OLD PHOTOS NOT ENTIRE COUNTY. HERE THE ARTIFACTS AND OLD PHOTOS NOT ONLY REMIND VISITORS OF WITH A ARTIFACTS AND OLD PHOTOS NOT ONLY REMIND VISITORS OF WITH A PAST GENERATIONS CHERISHED BUT ONLY REMIND VISITORS OF WITH A PAST GENERATIONS CHERISHED BUT HOW THE COUNTY LIVED AND GREW. PAST GENERATIONS CHERISHED BUT HOW THE COUNTY LIVED AND GREW. HELLO, I AM JIM WILHELM. HOW THE COUNTY LIVED AND GREW. HELLO, I AM JIM WILHELM. TODAY WE ARE VISITING THE JERSEY HELLO, I AM JIM WILHELM. TODAY WE ARE VISITING THE JERSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAD IN TODAY WE ARE VISITING THE JERSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAD IN JERSEYVILLE. COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAD IN JERSEYVILLE. IT IS A COMPLEX OF THREE JERSEYVILLE. IT IS A COMPLEX OF THREE BUILDINGS, THE MOST NOTABLE OF IT IS A COMPLEX OF THREE BUILDINGS, THE MOST NOTABLE OF WHICH IS THE MANSION WHICH HAS BUILDINGS, THE MOST NOTABLE OF WHICH IS THE MANSION WHICH HAS GROWN UP AROUND THE TOWN'S WHICH IS THE MANSION WHICH HAS GROWN UP AROUND THE TOWN'S ORIGIN. AT FIRST, THE HOME WAS NOT AS GRAND AS IT APPEARS TODAY. THIS SWING AND TOWER WERE ADDED GRAND AS IT APPEARS TODAY. THIS SWING AND TOWER WERE ADDED IN THE LATE 1860'S. THIS SWING AND TOWER WERE ADDED IN THE LATE 1860'S. THE CENTER PORTION HAD BEEN IN THE LATE 1860'S. THE CENTER PORTION HAD BEEN BUILT AROUND AND INCORPORATED THE CENTER PORTION HAD BEEN BUILT AROUND AND INCORPORATED PARTS OF EXISTING STRUCTURE BUILT AROUND AND INCORPORATED PARTS OF EXISTING STRUCTURE KNOWN AS THE RED HOUSE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FRONT ROOMS OF THE OLD RED HOUSE. IT WAS BUILT IN 1827, OF COURSE, OF THE OLD RED HOUSE. IT WAS BUILT IN 1827, OF COURSE, ITS APPEARANCE BACK THEN WOULD IT WAS BUILT IN 1827, OF COURSE, ITS APPEARANCE BACK THEN WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT MORE RUSTIC. ITS APPEARANCE BACK THEN WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT MORE RUSTIC. FLOORS WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN HAVE BEEN A LOT MORE RUSTIC. FLOORS WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN FINISHED. FLOORS WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN FINISHED. THE WALLS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN FINISHED. THE WALLS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PLASTERED. THE WALLS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PLASTERED. BUT THE RED HOUSE WAS THE FIRST PLASTERED. BUT THE RED HOUSE WAS THE FIRST FRAMED HOME IN TOWN. BUT THE RED HOUSE WAS THE FIRST FRAMED HOME IN TOWN. EVENTUALLY, IT WAS BOUGHT BY FRAMED HOME IN TOWN. EVENTUALLY, IT WAS BOUGHT BY ALFRED CARPENTER WHO OPERATED A EVENTUALLY, IT WAS BOUGHT BY ALFRED CARPENTER WHO OPERATED A STAGECOACH STOP AND TAVERN ALFRED CARPENTER WHO OPERATED A STAGECOACH STOP AND TAVERN INSIDE THE HOME. STAGECOACH STOP AND TAVERN INSIDE THE HOME. IT ALSO BECAME A MEETING INSIDE THE HOME. IT ALSO BECAME A MEETING LOCATION. IT ALSO BECAME A MEETING LOCATION. IN 1834, SEVERAL MEN FROM THIS LOCATION. IN 1834, SEVERAL MEN FROM THIS AREA MET IN THIS ROOM. IN 1834, SEVERAL MEN FROM THIS AREA MET IN THIS ROOM. THEY THOUGHT THE POPULATION OF AREA MET IN THIS ROOM. THEY THOUGHT THE POPULATION OF THIS AREA WARRANTED THE CREATION THEY THOUGHT THE POPULATION OF THIS AREA WARRANTED THE CREATION OF A NEW COUNTY. THIS AREA WARRANTED THE CREATION OF A NEW COUNTY. THEY ALSO THOUGHT THIS TOWN OF A NEW COUNTY. THEY ALSO THOUGHT THIS TOWN WHICH WAS KNOWN THEN AS HICKORY THEY ALSO THOUGHT THIS TOWN WHICH WAS KNOWN THEN AS HICKORY GROVE, NEEDED A NEW NAME. WHICH WAS KNOWN THEN AS HICKORY GROVE, NEEDED A NEW NAME. SEVERAL NAMES WERE VOICED, OF GROVE, NEEDED A NEW NAME. SEVERAL NAMES WERE VOICED, OF COURSE, BUT MOST OF THE PEOPLE SEVERAL NAMES WERE VOICED, OF COURSE, BUT MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WERE FROM THE COURSE, BUT MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WERE FROM THE GARDEN STATE. IN THIS ROOM WERE FROM THE GARDEN STATE. IN 1839 JERSEY COUNTY AND ITS GARDEN STATE. IN 1839 JERSEY COUNTY AND ITS SEAT WAS LOCATED IN THIS NEWLY IN 1839 JERSEY COUNTY AND ITS SEAT WAS LOCATED IN THIS NEWLY NAMED TOWN OF JERSEYVILLE. SEAT WAS LOCATED IN THIS NEWLY NAMED TOWN OF JERSEYVILLE. LATER THIS PROPERTY WAS BOUGHT NAMED TOWN OF JERSEYVILLE. LATER THIS PROPERTY WAS BOUGHT BY EDWARD DARCY WHOSE FATHER LATER THIS PROPERTY WAS BOUGHT BY EDWARD DARCY WHOSE FATHER SERVED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR BY EDWARD DARCY WHOSE FATHER SERVED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AS A SURGEON TO GENERAL SERVED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AS A SURGEON TO GENERAL WASHINGTON. AS A SURGEON TO GENERAL WASHINGTON. HE, TOO, WAS A PHYSICIAN, IN ONE WASHINGTON. HE, TOO, WAS A PHYSICIAN, IN ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST MEN IN TOWN. HE, TOO, WAS A PHYSICIAN, IN ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST MEN IN TOWN. DARCY REMODELED THE OLD HOME, OF THE WEALTHIEST MEN IN TOWN. DARCY REMODELED THE OLD HOME, AND IN 1850'S HE ADDED THIS WING DARCY REMODELED THE OLD HOME, AND IN 1850'S HE ADDED THIS WING IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HIS AND IN 1850'S HE ADDED THIS WING IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HIS PRACTICE. IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HIS PRACTICE. EVEN ADDED A SEPARATE OUTSIDE PRACTICE. EVEN ADDED A SEPARATE OUTSIDE ENTRANCE SO HIS PATIENTS EVEN ADDED A SEPARATE OUTSIDE ENTRANCE SO HIS PATIENTS WOULDN'T HAVE TO ENTER THROUGH ENTRANCE SO HIS PATIENTS WOULDN'T HAVE TO ENTER THROUGH THE MAIN HOUSE. WOULDN'T HAVE TO ENTER THROUGH THE MAIN HOUSE. INSIDE IS THE SAFE BEARING THE THE MAIN HOUSE. INSIDE IS THE SAFE BEARING THE NAME CHENEY. INSIDE IS THE SAFE BEARING THE NAME CHENEY. THAT WAS THE NAME OF THE MAN ONE NAME CHENEY. THAT WAS THE NAME OF THE MAN ONE OF DARCY'S DAUGHTERS MARRIED. THAT WAS THE NAME OF THE MAN ONE OF DARCY'S DAUGHTERS MARRIED. DURING THE CIVIL WAR, WHEN OF DARCY'S DAUGHTERS MARRIED. DURING THE CIVIL WAR, WHEN BATTLES WERE BEING FOUGHT NOT DURING THE CIVIL WAR, WHEN BATTLES WERE BEING FOUGHT NOT TOO FAR AWAY, THERE WAS A RUN ON BATTLES WERE BEING FOUGHT NOT TOO FAR AWAY, THERE WAS A RUN ON OT LOCAL BANKS. TOO FAR AWAY, THERE WAS A RUN ON OT LOCAL BANKS. THEY STARTED THEIR OWN. THIS HOME PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN THIS COUNTY'S HISTORY. IT WAS ALSO THOUGHT IT WAS PART IN THIS COUNTY'S HISTORY. IT WAS ALSO THOUGHT IT WAS INVOLVED IN A NATIONAL IT WAS ALSO THOUGHT IT WAS INVOLVED IN A NATIONAL CONTROVERSY, THE MOVEMENT TOWARD INVOLVED IN A NATIONAL CONTROVERSY, THE MOVEMENT TOWARD FREEDOM. CONTROVERSY, THE MOVEMENT TOWARD FREEDOM. IT WAS DISCOVERED OF THE TWO FREEDOM. IT WAS DISCOVERED OF THE TWO CISTERNS DUG FOR THE RED HOUSE, IT WAS DISCOVERED OF THE TWO CISTERNS DUG FOR THE RED HOUSE, ONLY ONE WAS USED TO COLLECT CISTERNS DUG FOR THE RED HOUSE, ONLY ONE WAS USED TO COLLECT RAIN WATER. IN THE BASEMENT, ONLY ONE WAS USED TO COLLECT RAIN WATER. IN THE BASEMENT, VISITORS CAN ENTER INTO THE RAIN WATER. IN THE BASEMENT, VISITORS CAN ENTER INTO THE FAULT CISTERN BELIEVED TO BE VISITORS CAN ENTER INTO THE FAULT CISTERN BELIEVED TO BE USED TO SHELTER ESCAPING SLAVES FAULT CISTERN BELIEVED TO BE USED TO SHELTER ESCAPING SLAVES HEADING NORTH. USED TO SHELTER ESCAPING SLAVES HEADING NORTH. THERE WAS A TUNNEL THAT RAN FROM HEADING NORTH. THERE WAS A TUNNEL THAT RAN FROM HERE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE THERE WAS A TUNNEL THAT RAN FROM HERE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET WHERE LIVERY STABLE AND HERE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET WHERE LIVERY STABLE AND BLACKSMITH SHOPS ONCE STOOD. STREET WHERE LIVERY STABLE AND BLACKSMITH SHOPS ONCE STOOD. ABOVE WAS A TRAPPED DOOR THAT BLACKSMITH SHOPS ONCE STOOD. ABOVE WAS A TRAPPED DOOR THAT OPENED TO THE REAR OF THE OLD ABOVE WAS A TRAPPED DOOR THAT OPENED TO THE REAR OF THE OLD RED HOUSE AWAY FROM THE STREET. OPENED TO THE REAR OF THE OLD RED HOUSE AWAY FROM THE STREET. DOCUMENTS WERE NOT KEPT, SO NO RED HOUSE AWAY FROM THE STREET. DOCUMENTS WERE NOT KEPT, SO NO ONE IS SURE HOW MANY PEOPLE DOCUMENTS WERE NOT KEPT, SO NO ONE IS SURE HOW MANY PEOPLE STOPPED HERE ON THEIR WAY NORTH. ONE IS SURE HOW MANY PEOPLE STOPPED HERE ON THEIR WAY NORTH. AFTER PLAYING AN IMPORTANT PART STOPPED HERE ON THEIR WAY NORTH. AFTER PLAYING AN IMPORTANT PART IN THIS COUNTY'S EARLY HISTORY, AFTER PLAYING AN IMPORTANT PART IN THIS COUNTY'S EARLY HISTORY, THE HOME IS USED TODAY TO IN THIS COUNTY'S EARLY HISTORY, THE HOME IS USED TODAY TO PRESENT OTHER ASPECTS OF THE HOME IS USED TODAY TO PRESENT OTHER ASPECTS OF HISTORY. PRESENT OTHER ASPECTS OF HISTORY. FOR EXAMPLE, HANGING UPSTAIRS IS HISTORY. FOR EXAMPLE, HANGING UPSTAIRS IS A SAMPLER WITH CONNECTION TO ONE FOR EXAMPLE, HANGING UPSTAIRS IS A SAMPLER WITH CONNECTION TO ONE OF THE AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS A SAMPLER WITH CONNECTION TO ONE OF THE AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS WESTERN ARTIST. OF THE AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS WESTERN ARTIST. THIS WAS DONE IN 1843 BY WESTERN ARTIST. THIS WAS DONE IN 1843 BY CORNELIUS RUSSELL, THE AUNT OF THIS WAS DONE IN 1843 BY CORNELIUS RUSSELL, THE AUNT OF FAMED WESTERN ARTIST CHARLES CORNELIUS RUSSELL, THE AUNT OF FAMED WESTERN ARTIST CHARLES RUSSELL. FAMED WESTERN ARTIST CHARLES RUSSELL. ON DISPLAY IS A LETTER HE WROTE RUSSELL. ON DISPLAY IS A LETTER HE WROTE TO HER WITH ITS OWN ORIGINAL ON DISPLAY IS A LETTER HE WROTE TO HER WITH ITS OWN ORIGINAL SKETCH AT THE TOP. TO HER WITH ITS OWN ORIGINAL SKETCH AT THE TOP. CHARLES LIKE FREDERICK REMINGTON SKETCH AT THE TOP. CHARLES LIKE FREDERICK REMINGTON IS IS KNOWN FOR DEPICT BEING THE CHARLES LIKE FREDERICK REMINGTON IS IS KNOWN FOR DEPICT BEING THE VANISHING WEST. IS IS KNOWN FOR DEPICT BEING THE VANISHING WEST. AND SPEAKING OF PAINTINGS, HERE VANISHING WEST. AND SPEAKING OF PAINTINGS, HERE IN THE FORMAL PARLOR IS IS ONE AND SPEAKING OF PAINTINGS, HERE IN THE FORMAL PARLOR IS IS ONE OF SOME FLOWERS AND SOME VASES IN THE FORMAL PARLOR IS IS ONE OF SOME FLOWERS AND SOME VASES R, NOT VERY EXCITING BUT IT HAS OF SOME FLOWERS AND SOME VASES R, NOT VERY EXCITING BUT IT HAS AN INTERESTING PAST. R, NOT VERY EXCITING BUT IT HAS AN INTERESTING PAST. IT WAS APPROPRIATED BY LOCAL MAN AN INTERESTING PAST. IT WAS APPROPRIATED BY LOCAL MAN SERVING WITH THE ALLIED IT WAS APPROPRIATED BY LOCAL MAN SERVING WITH THE ALLIED HEADQUARTERS AT THE END OF WORLD SERVING WITH THE ALLIED HEADQUARTERS AT THE END OF WORLD WAR YOU TWO. HEADQUARTERS AT THE END OF WORLD WAR YOU TWO. WE WERE TOLD HE WAS AMONG THE WAR YOU TWO. WE WERE TOLD HE WAS AMONG THE RST TROOP TO BE IN ADOLL WE WERE TOLD HE WAS AMONG THE RST TROOP TO BE IN ADOLL HITLER'S HEADQUARTERS. RST TROOP TO BE IN ADOLL HITLER'S HEADQUARTERS. HE CUT THIS PAINTING OUT AS A HITLER'S HEADQUARTERS. HE CUT THIS PAINTING OUT AS A SOUVENIR. HE CUT THIS PAINTING OUT AS A SOUVENIR. THERE WAS A SET OF MEDALS HE SOUVENIR. THERE WAS A SET OF MEDALS HE COLLECTED WHILE OVERSEAS. THERE WAS A SET OF MEDALS HE COLLECTED WHILE OVERSEAS. ALSO IN THE PARLOR IS KNOB I COLLECTED WHILE OVERSEAS. ALSO IN THE PARLOR IS KNOB I PIANO PLAYER. ALSO IN THE PARLOR IS KNOB I PIANO PLAYER. THE ROLLS WERE HIDDEN IN A PIANO PLAYER. THE ROLLS WERE HIDDEN IN A DRAWER UNDER THE KEYBOARD. THE ROLLS WERE HIDDEN IN A DRAWER UNDER THE KEYBOARD. KNOB I PIANO HAD THE REPUTATION DRAWER UNDER THE KEYBOARD. KNOB I PIANO HAD THE REPUTATION OF SINGER'S PIANO BECAUSE OF KNOB I PIANO HAD THE REPUTATION OF SINGER'S PIANO BECAUSE OF THEIR MELLOWER TONES. THIS IS THE GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH ROOM WHICH IS LOCATED IN A BUILDING WHICH HAS SEVERAL RESEARCH ROOM WHICH IS LOCATED IN A BUILDING WHICH HAS SEVERAL OTHER ROOMS DISPLAYING MORE OF IN A BUILDING WHICH HAS SEVERAL OTHER ROOMS DISPLAYING MORE OF THE SOCIETY'S COLLECTION. HERE IS A SET OF PICTURES AND A DIARY KEPT BY ROBERT NEWTON. HE AND HIS FATHER JOINED IN THE DIARY KEPT BY ROBERT NEWTON. HE AND HIS FATHER JOINED IN THE GOLD RUSH TO CRIPPLE CREEK AND HIS FATHER JOINED IN THE GOLD RUSH TO CRIPPLE CREEK COLORADO. GOLD RUSH TO CRIPPLE CREEK COLORADO. ONE EXCERPT READS "WE EXPECT TO COLORADO. ONE EXCERPT READS "WE EXPECT TO RETURN TOWARDS THE RIVER NEXT ONE EXCERPT READS "WE EXPECT TO RETURN TOWARDS THE RIVER NEXT WEEK. RETURN TOWARDS THE RIVER NEXT WEEK. HOPE WE HAVE IN OUR CLAIM. WEEK. HOPE WE HAVE IN OUR CLAIM. THE BANKS." HOPE WE HAVE IN OUR CLAIM. THE BANKS." REPORT FROM DENVER CITY, THEY THE BANKS." REPORT FROM DENVER CITY, THEY ARE HANGING HORSE THIEVES. TWO REPORT FROM DENVER CITY, THEY ARE HANGING HORSE THIEVES. TWO OR THREE HAVE BEEN HUNG AND TWO ARE HANGING HORSE THIEVES. TWO OR THREE HAVE BEEN HUNG AND TWO OR THREE MORE ARE EXPECTING THE OR THREE HAVE BEEN HUNG AND TWO OR THREE MORE ARE EXPECTING THE SAME FATE. OR THREE MORE ARE EXPECTING THE SAME FATE. THIS ROOM LOOKS BACK ON THE SAME FATE. THIS ROOM LOOKS BACK ON THE GADGETS USED ON COAL OR WOOD THIS ROOM LOOKS BACK ON THE GADGETS USED ON COAL OR WOOD BURNING STOVES BACK IN THE DAYS GADGETS USED ON COAL OR WOOD BURNING STOVES BACK IN THE DAYS BEFORE ELECTRICITY. BURNING STOVES BACK IN THE DAYS BEFORE ELECTRICITY. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS ITEM WAS BEFORE ELECTRICITY. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS ITEM WAS PLACED ON TOP OF THE STOVE WHICH FOR EXAMPLE, THIS ITEM WAS PLACED ON TOP OF THE STOVE WHICH ALLOWED THE HEAT TO COME UP THE PLACED ON TOP OF THE STOVE WHICH ALLOWED THE HEAT TO COME UP THE CENTER TOASTING SLICES OF BREAD. ALLOWED THE HEAT TO COME UP THE CENTER TOASTING SLICES OF BREAD. HERE IS A WAFFLE MAKER THAT CENTER TOASTING SLICES OF BREAD. HERE IS A WAFFLE MAKER THAT ROTATES SO THE BATTER COULD BE HERE IS A WAFFLE MAKER THAT ROTATES SO THE BATTER COULD BE HEATED EVENLY ON BOTH SIDES. ROTATES SO THE BATTER COULD BE HEATED EVENLY ON BOTH SIDES. IN ADDITION TO THE USE FOR HEATED EVENLY ON BOTH SIDES. IN ADDITION TO THE USE FOR COOKING, THESE STOVES WERE USED IN ADDITION TO THE USE FOR COOKING, THESE STOVES WERE USED TO WARM THE IRONS, SOME OF WHICH COOKING, THESE STOVES WERE USED TO WARM THE IRONS, SOME OF WHICH COULD WEIGH AS MUCH AS TEN TO WARM THE IRONS, SOME OF WHICH COULD WEIGH AS MUCH AS TEN POUNDS. COULD WEIGH AS MUCH AS TEN POUNDS. NICKNAMEED SAD IRONS FROM POUNDS. NICKNAMEED SAD IRONS FROM ENGLISH TERM, SALAD WHICH REALLY NICKNAMEED SAD IRONS FROM ENGLISH TERM, SALAD WHICH REALLY MEANS SOLID, THEY WERE USUALLY ENGLISH TERM, SALAD WHICH REALLY MEANS SOLID, THEY WERE USUALLY SOLD IN PAIRS. MEANS SOLID, THEY WERE USUALLY SOLD IN PAIRS. THAT WAY WHILE ONE WAS IN USE, SOLD IN PAIRS. THAT WAY WHILE ONE WAS IN USE, THE OTHER COULD BE WARMING ON THAT WAY WHILE ONE WAS IN USE, THE OTHER COULD BE WARMING ON THE STOVE. THE OTHER COULD BE WARMING ON THE STOVE. BUT YOU HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL THE STOVE. BUT YOU HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO SCORCH THE CLOTHING. BUT YOU HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO SCORCH THE CLOTHING. THIS IS A FLUTING IRON USED TO NOT TO SCORCH THE CLOTHING. THIS IS A FLUTING IRON USED TO MAKE RUFFLES, AND THIS THIN IRON THIS IS A FLUTING IRON USED TO MAKE RUFFLES, AND THIS THIN IRON WAS ESPECIALLY DESIGNED TO WORK MAKE RUFFLES, AND THIS THIN IRON WAS ESPECIALLY DESIGNED TO WORK ON AND IN SLEEVES. WAS ESPECIALLY DESIGNED TO WORK ON AND IN SLEEVES. AND HERE IS ONE THAT CAME A ON AND IN SLEEVES. AND HERE IS ONE THAT CAME A LITTLE LATER. AND HERE IS ONE THAT CAME A LITTLE LATER. IT WAS HEATED BY GAS AND LITTLE LATER. IT WAS HEATED BY GAS AND ATTACHED BY A RUBBER HOSE TO A IT WAS HEATED BY GAS AND ATTACHED BY A RUBBER HOSE TO A GAS PIPE. ATTACHED BY A RUBBER HOSE TO A GAS PIPE. SPEAKING OF CLOTHING, THE MUSEUM GAS PIPE. SPEAKING OF CLOTHING, THE MUSEUM HAS ON DISPLAY VINTAGE CLOTHING SPEAKING OF CLOTHING, THE MUSEUM HAS ON DISPLAY VINTAGE CLOTHING INCLUDING WEDDING DRESSES FOR HAS ON DISPLAY VINTAGE CLOTHING INCLUDING WEDDING DRESSES FOR THE PERIODS BETWEEN 1800'S AND INCLUDING WEDDING DRESSES FOR THE PERIODS BETWEEN 1800'S AND 1930'S. THE PERIODS BETWEEN 1800'S AND 1930'S. THEN THERE IS THE MILITARY ROOM 1930'S. THEN THERE IS THE MILITARY ROOM WITH ITEMS FROM THE CIVIL CAR TO THEN THERE IS THE MILITARY ROOM WITH ITEMS FROM THE CIVIL CAR TO DESERT STORM. WITH ITEMS FROM THE CIVIL CAR TO DESERT STORM. FROM THAT ERA IS A SELECTION OF DESERT STORM. FROM THAT ERA IS A SELECTION OF CONFEDERATE MONEY, PLUS HERE ARE FROM THAT ERA IS A SELECTION OF CONFEDERATE MONEY, PLUS HERE ARE DISCHARGE PAPE FREERS 1864. CONFEDERATE MONEY, PLUS HERE ARE DISCHARGE PAPE FREERS 1864. OVER HERE IS A BREAKFAST K RAGS DISCHARGE PAPE FREERS 1864. OVER HERE IS A BREAKFAST K RAGS FROM WORLD WAR II THAT INCLUDED OVER HERE IS A BREAKFAST K RAGS FROM WORLD WAR II THAT INCLUDED CANNED MEAT, BISCUITS, CEREAL FROM WORLD WAR II THAT INCLUDED CANNED MEAT, BISCUITS, CEREAL BAR, COFFEE, SUGAR, TOILET PAPER CANNED MEAT, BISCUITS, CEREAL BAR, COFFEE, SUGAR, TOILET PAPER , GUM AND CIGARETTES BEHIND ME IS ONE OF THE LAST SURVIVING ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSES OF THIS COUNTY. SURVIVING ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSES OF THIS COUNTY. INSIDE CHILDREN WERE SEATED IN OF THIS COUNTY. INSIDE CHILDREN WERE SEATED IN ROWS ACCORDING TO THE YEAR OF INSIDE CHILDREN WERE SEATED IN ROWS ACCORDING TO THE YEAR OF SCHOOL. ROWS ACCORDING TO THE YEAR OF SCHOOL. YOUNGEST USUALLY IN THE FIRST SCHOOL. YOUNGEST USUALLY IN THE FIRST ROW IN FRONT OF THE TEACHER. YOUNGEST USUALLY IN THE FIRST ROW IN FRONT OF THE TEACHER. LUNCHES WERE BROUGHT IN PALES OR ROW IN FRONT OF THE TEACHER. LUNCHES WERE BROUGHT IN PALES OR BUCKETS, THERE WERE NO BACKPACKS LUNCHES WERE BROUGHT IN PALES OR BUCKETS, THERE WERE NO BACKPACKS BACK THEN, BUT LEATHER STRAPS BUCKETS, THERE WERE NO BACKPACKS BACK THEN, BUT LEATHER STRAPS WERE USED TO CARRY BOOKS. BACK THEN, BUT LEATHER STRAPS WERE USED TO CARRY BOOKS. THERE WAS 77 COUNTY SCHOOLS WERE USED TO CARRY BOOKS. THERE WAS 77 COUNTY SCHOOLS LOCATED IN JERSEY COUNTY. THERE WAS 77 COUNTY SCHOOLS LOCATED IN JERSEY COUNTY. WE ARE TOLD THE RULE OF THUMB LOCATED IN JERSEY COUNTY. WE ARE TOLD THE RULE OF THUMB WAS LOCATE THEM SO NO CHILD HAD WE ARE TOLD THE RULE OF THUMB WAS LOCATE THEM SO NO CHILD HAD TO WALK MORE THAN A MILE OR SO WAS LOCATE THEM SO NO CHILD HAD TO WALK MORE THAN A MILE OR SO TO SCHOOL. TO WALK MORE THAN A MILE OR SO TO SCHOOL. STUDENTS RANGE FROM GRADES ONE TO SCHOOL. STUDENTS RANGE FROM GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT. STUDENTS RANGE FROM GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT. DURING THOSE EARLY DAYS, THROUGH EIGHT. DURING THOSE EARLY DAYS, TEACHERS ARE NOT ONLY EXPECTED DURING THOSE EARLY DAYS, TEACHERS ARE NOT ONLY EXPECTED TO IN INSTRUCT CHILDREN OF A TEACHERS ARE NOT ONLY EXPECTED TO IN INSTRUCT CHILDREN OF A VARIOUS AGES ON WIDE RANGE OF TO IN INSTRUCT CHILDREN OF A VARIOUS AGES ON WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS, BUT TEACH THEM MANNERS VARIOUS AGES ON WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS, BUT TEACH THEM MANNERS AND MORALS. SUBJECTS, BUT TEACH THEM MANNERS AND MORALS. A COAL OR WOOD BURNING STOVE AND MORALS. A COAL OR WOOD BURNING STOVE PROVIDED THE HEAT, A BUCKET WITH A COAL OR WOOD BURNING STOVE PROVIDED THE HEAT, A BUCKET WITH A SHARED DIPPER WAS THE DRINKING PROVIDED THE HEAT, A BUCKET WITH A SHARED DIPPER WAS THE DRINKING FOUNTAIN. A SHARED DIPPER WAS THE DRINKING FOUNTAIN. IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM, THERE FOUNTAIN. IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM, THERE WERE SEPARATE COAT ROOMS FOR IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM, THERE WERE SEPARATE COAT ROOMS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. WERE SEPARATE COAT ROOMS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. BUT NO BATHROOMS. BOYS AND GIRLS. BUT NO BATHROOMS. INSTEAD THERE WERE A COUPLE OF BUT NO BATHROOMS. INSTEAD THERE WERE A COUPLE OF OUTHOUSES. INSTEAD THERE WERE A COUPLE OF OUTHOUSES. TODAY THE RESEARCH CENTER MUSEUM OUTHOUSES. TODAY THE RESEARCH CENTER MUSEUM COMPLEX PROVIDED GLIMPSE INTO TODAY THE RESEARCH CENTER MUSEUM COMPLEX PROVIDED GLIMPSE INTO THIS COUNTY'S HISTORY. COMPLEX PROVIDED GLIMPSE INTO THIS COUNTY'S HISTORY. HERE ARE THE MOMENTOS SAVED BY THIS COUNTY'S HISTORY. HERE ARE THE MOMENTOS SAVED BY GENERATIONS SO THAT OTHERS MAYBE HERE ARE THE MOMENTOS SAVED BY GENERATIONS SO THAT OTHERS MAYBE REMINDED OF THE PAST. GENERATIONS SO THAT OTHERS MAYBE REMINDED OF THE PAST. JUST ACROSS THE STREET IS THE REMINDED OF THE PAST. JUST ACROSS THE STREET IS THE LOCATION OF THE TOWN'S FIRST JUST ACROSS THE STREET IS THE LOCATION OF THE TOWN'S FIRST CEMETERY, THE RESTING PLACE OF LOCATION OF THE TOWN'S FIRST CEMETERY, THE RESTING PLACE OF MANY OF THIS AREA'S PIONEERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE JERSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OR ABOUT ANY OF THE BUILDINGS WE JERSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OR ABOUT ANY OF THE BUILDINGS WE TOURED, CALL (618)498-3514 OR OR ABOUT ANY OF THE BUILDINGS WE TOURED, CALL (618)498-3514 OR LOG ON TO WWW.JERSEYUSA.NET.

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History

Jersey County lies just northeast of where the great Mississippi and Illinois rivers meet. It is the former home of the Kickapoo, Menomini, Potawatomi, and Illiniwek Confederation American Indians. The first European explorers to visit the area, Father Marquette and Louis Jolliet, arrived in 1673,[3] where they encountered the fearsome painting of the Piasa bird. The present day Pere Marquette State Park, located near Grafton, is named in Father Marquette's honor, and a monument to him is located at the park.

Jersey County was founded on February 28, 1839, and was formed out of Greene County. The county was named for the state of New Jersey,[4] from which many of the early settlers emigrated - which was itself named for the Channel Island of Jersey in Great Britain. The area quickly evolved into several small agricultural communities. As the area soon began to flourish, a county government was established and a courthouse was built in Jerseyville, the county seat. The Jersey County Courthouse was designed by architect Henry Elliott who also designed the courthouses in nearby Greene County, Edgar County, Illinois, DeWitt County, Illinois (later demolished in 1987) and Pike County, Illinois. The cornerstone for the courthouse was laid on July 4, 1893. The Romanesque Revival style courthouse is a magnificent architectural structure of limestone quarried from the nearby town of Grafton, Illinois.

Recent history

Today, while the county maintains its agricultural base, it is also within commuting distance of jobs and industry in St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding area. A large portion of the population works outside of Jersey County and benefits from being "Near the crowd, but not in it.", the official slogan of the Jersey County Business Association's advertising campaign. The bordering rivers play an important part in Jersey County's economy by supporting agricultural producers and agribusiness, and by creating a strong tourist market. Education, manufacturing, and retail are also among the county's largest industries.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 377 square miles (980 km2), of which 369 square miles (960 km2) is land and 7.9 square miles (20 km2) (2.1%) is water.[5] Jersey County is bordered by three bodies of water: the Mississippi River to the south, the Illinois River to the west, and Macoupin Creek to the northwest.

Climate

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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[6]

Typically, the county's climate reflects most Midwest areas, located in the transitional zone between the humid continental climate type and the humid subtropical climate type (Köppen Dfa and Cfa, respectively), with neither large mountains nor large bodies of water to moderate its temperature. Spring is the wettest season and produces severe weather ranging from tornadoes to snow or ice storms. Summers are hot and humid, and the humidity often makes the heat index rise to temperatures feeling well above 100 °F (38 °C). Fall is mild with lower humidity and can produce intermittent bouts of heavy rainfall with the first snow flurries usually forming in late November. Winters can be cold at times with periodic light snow and temperatures below freezing.

In recent years, average temperatures in Jerseyville have ranged from a low of 17 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 88 °F (31 °C) in July. The record low temperature of −25 °F (−32 °C) was recorded in January 1977 and the record high temperature of 112 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranges from 1.92 inches (49 mm) in January to 4.14 inches (105 mm) in April.[6]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

State protected areas

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18404,535
18507,35462.2%
186012,05163.9%
187015,05424.9%
188015,5423.2%
189014,810−4.7%
190014,612−1.3%
191013,954−4.5%
192012,682−9.1%
193012,556−1.0%
194013,6368.6%
195015,26411.9%
196017,02311.5%
197018,4928.6%
198020,53811.1%
199020,5390.0%
200021,6685.5%
201022,9856.1%
Est. 201622,025[7]−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]
2000 census age pyramid for Jersey County
2000 census age pyramid for Jersey County

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 22,985 people, 8,828 households, and 6,228 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 62.2 inhabitants per square mile (24.0/km2). There were 9,848 housing units at an average density of 26.7 per square mile (10.3/km2).[5] The racial makeup of the county was 97.6% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 42.8% were German, 14.7% were Irish, 10.6% were English, and 8.6% were American.[13]

Of the 8,828 households, 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.5% were non-families, and 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 40.5 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $53,470 and the median income for a family was $64,773. Males had a median income of $48,750 versus $31,789 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,368. About 5.6% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities

Incorporated communities in Jersey County
Incorporated communities in Jersey County

Cities

Villages

Town

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Jersey County is divided into eleven townships:

Education

Unified school districts

High schools

Colleges and universities

Government

Local

Jersey County, Illinois
Elected countywide officials
County Board Chairman Mark Pohlman Democratic
County Board Majority 7-5 Democratic
Circuit Clerk Charles E. Huebener Democratic
County Clerk Pam Warford Republican
Coroner Larry J. Alexander Republican
Sheriff Mike Ringhausen Republican
State’s Attorney Benjamin L. Goetten Democratic
Regional Superintendent Michelle Mueller Democratic
Treasurer Gilbert "Gib" Ashlock Republican

The Democratic Party holds five of eight countywide elected positions as of 2017 as well as a seven to five majority on the county board.[15]

Jersey County is part of Regional Office of Education #40 which includes neighboring Macoupin, Calhoun and Greene counties. The office operates a facility in Jerseyville.

State

Jersey County is divided into two legislative districts in the Illinois House of Representatives:

  • District 100 - Currently represented by C. D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) and consists of the majority of the county and includes the cities of Jerseyville and Grafton.
  • District 111 - Currently represented by Daniel Beiser (D-Alton) and consists of the southern portion of the county and includes the village of Elsah.

The county is also divided into two legislative districts in the Illinois Senate:

  • District 50 - Currently represented by Sam McCann (R-Springfield) and consists of the majority of the county and includes the cities of Jerseyville and Grafton.
  • District 56 - Currently represented by William Haine (D-Alton) and consists of the southern portion of the county and includes the village of Elsah.

Federal

Jersey County’s federal political history is fairly typical of “anti-Yankee” Southern Illinois counties. It voted solidly Democratic until Theodore Roosevelt carried the county in his 1904 landslide. It was to again vote Republican in the greater landslide elections of 1920 and 1928, but otherwise was firmly Democratic until World War II, when opposition to US involvement turned the county to Wendell Willkie and then Thomas E. Dewey. Between 1948 and 2004, Jersey County became something of a bellwether county, voting for every winning Presidential candidate except in the Catholicism-influenced 1960 election, and that of 1988 which was heavily influenced by a major Midwestern drought. Disagreement with the Democratic Party’s liberal views on social issues since the 1990s has caused a powerful swing back to the Republicans in the past quarter-century.[16] As is typical of the Upland South, Barack Obama in 2012 and Hillary Clinton in 2016 did far worse than any previous Democrat.

Jersey County is included in Illinois's 13th congressional district and is currently represented by Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) in the U.S. House of Representatives.[citation needed]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 70.5% 7,748 24.4% 2,679 5.1% 564
2012 60.4% 6,039 36.7% 3,667 3.0% 295
2008 50.2% 5,329 47.5% 5,042 2.3% 244
2004 53.6% 5,435 45.4% 4,597 1.0% 105
2000 49.9% 4,699 46.3% 4,355 3.8% 359
1996 36.6% 3,211 48.8% 4,275 14.6% 1,280
1992 29.1% 2,933 47.1% 4,749 23.9% 2,411
1988 49.6% 4,343 50.0% 4,376 0.4% 33
1984 57.6% 5,146 42.1% 3,762 0.3% 26
1980 58.6% 5,266 37.0% 3,324 4.4% 395
1976 47.6% 4,273 51.5% 4,625 1.0% 85
1972 60.7% 5,164 39.0% 3,317 0.3% 26
1968 46.8% 3,806 41.2% 3,350 12.0% 974
1964 43.6% 3,041 56.4% 3,936
1960 50.9% 4,247 49.0% 4,087 0.1% 9
1956 55.2% 4,220 44.7% 3,415 0.1% 5
1952 54.0% 4,031 45.9% 3,424 0.1% 6
1948 49.2% 3,021 50.4% 3,092 0.4% 26
1944 54.7% 3,546 44.9% 2,910 0.5% 30
1940 51.4% 3,958 48.0% 3,692 0.6% 44
1936 42.8% 3,023 56.0% 3,955 1.2% 83
1932 35.5% 2,157 62.7% 3,807 1.7% 105
1928 54.6% 2,993 45.1% 2,473 0.3% 14
1924 44.4% 2,460 49.2% 2,723 6.4% 353
1920 57.9% 2,873 40.3% 1,999 1.8% 90
1916 45.3% 2,644 52.3% 3,052 2.3% 135
1912 29.3% 838 55.1% 1,573 15.6% 446
1908 43.2% 1,460 53.8% 1,818 3.1% 104
1904 45.3% 1,531 50.7% 1,713 4.0% 136
1900 40.1% 1,496 57.5% 2,145 2.5% 92
1896 40.2% 1,641 58.3% 2,377 1.5% 62
1892 37.4% 1,314 57.2% 2,011 5.4% 191

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Jersey County description & history, retrieved August 24, 2007
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 169.
  5. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  6. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Jerseyville, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
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  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  15. ^ State of Illinois County Officers (PDF). Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Board of Elections. January 19, 2017. p. 42.
  16. ^ Cohn, Nate; ‘Demographic Shift: Southern Whites’ Loyalty to G.O.P. Nearing That of Blacks to Democrats’, New York Times, April 24, 2014
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 7 April 2018.

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