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There are one hundred and two counties in Illinois. St. Clair County was the first county established in what is today Illinois. Most counties in Illinois were named after early American leaders, especially of the American Revolutionary War, as well as soldiers from the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812.

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Schuyler County, Illinois

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Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 7,544. Schuyler County was created on January 13, 1825. The county seat is Rushville. The county is named for General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), American Revolutionary War general and United States Senator from New York.

Etymology - Origin of Schuyler County Name

The county is named for General Philip Schuyler, revolutionary soldier and United States Senator from New York.

Demographics:

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Schuyler County History

Schuyler County was created on January 13, 1825 (Laws, 1825, p. 92) and was formed from unorganized land and Pike County . Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Pike County (1821-1825), Madison County (1812-1821) and St. Clair County (1795-1812).

The County was named for General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), American Revolutionary War general and United States Senator from New York. The County Seat is Rushville . Prior County Seats was Beardstown- A site near present-day Pleasant View (1825-1826) and Rushville- Originally named Rushton: changed to Rushville on April 24, 1826 (1826-Present).

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 441 square miles (1,143 km2), of which, 437 square miles (1,133 km2) of it is land and 4 square miles (11 km2) of it (0.92%) is water.

Schuyler county is located in west Illinois. Part of Sanganois State Fish and Wildlife Area is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: McDonough County
  • Northeast: Fulton County
  • East: Mason County
  • Southeast: Cass County
  • Southwest: Brown County; Adams County
  • Northwest: Hancock County

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