Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 376.
WHITE COUNTY, situated on the southeasterly boundary of Illinois, with Wabash river on the east. Area, 480 square miles. Face of the country, even; soil, fertile. Seat of justice, Carmi. Pop. in 1820, 4,828; in 1830, 6,091; in 1840, 7,919; in 1850, 8,925.