St. Clair County, Illinois (Fanning's, 1853)

Fanning's Illustrated Gazetterr of the United States... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 318.
SAINT CLAIR COUNTY, situated on the southwesterly boundary of Illinois, with Mississippi river on the west, and traversed by the Kaskaskia.  Area, 649 square miles.  Face of the country, even; soil, generally fertile.  Seat of justice, Bellville.  Pop. in 1820, 5,253; in 1830, 7,078; in 1840, 13,631; in 1850, 20,181.
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