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Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 6,161. Pulaski County was created on March 3, 1843.The county seat is Mound City. The county is named for General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779), Polish American general of cavalry in the American Revolutionary War.
The county is named for Count Casimir Pulaski, Polish hero who was killed in the attack on Savannah, GA, in 1779.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Pulaski County was created on March 3, 1843 (Laws, 1843, p. 99.) and was formed from Alexander and Johnson Counties.
Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Johnson County (1812-1843), Alexander County (1819-1843), Union
County (1818-1819), Randolph County (1795-1812) and St. Clair County (1790-1795).
The County was named for Count Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish exile who espoused the cause of the Colonies during the Revolution and was killed at the attack on Savannah in 1779. The County Seat is Mound City. Prior County Seats was Caledonia (1843-1865) and Mound City (1865-Present).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 203 square miles (527 km2), of which, 201 square miles (520 km2) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km2) of it (1.25%) is water.
Pulaski county is located in south Illinois. Part of Cypress Creek
National Wildlife Refuge and part of Tunnel Hill State Trail are located
in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: