A Brief History of St. Clair County, Illinois

The following history of St. Clair County, Illinois is taken from the Centennial History of McKendree College - 1928, written by Prof. W. C. Walton.

CHAPTER I - Under French Rule

CHAPTER II - Under British Rule

CHAPTER III - The Transition to American Rule

CHAPTER IV - Settlers of the Early Period

CHAPTER V - Early American Settlers of St. Clair County

See also precinct histories transcribed from History of St. Clair County, Illinois (Brink, McDonough, and Co., 1881) on the St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS) web site. These histories also include early settlers and notes about mills, railroads, rivers, groceries, saloons, coal mines, and defunct towns. Precinct areas of the county preceded township governing bodies.
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