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Pulaski County, Illinois

 

 

 

 

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HISTORY OF PULASKI COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

Pulaski County was named for Casimir Pulaski, Father of the American Cavalry, who was a brilliant officer in the War of the Revolution.

It is situated along the Cache River.  Pulaski was organized November 20,1843 by legislative act.  Henry Sowers, Thomas Lackey, Jr. and Thomas Howard were appointed Commissioners in the act.

 

Their job was to locate the county seat. One of their guidelines was to obtain a land donation of no less than 20 acres. Caledonia was the area chosen.

Their report was to be submitted to Thomas Forker, Justice of Peace. The land in Caledonia was donated by Colonel Justus Post and his wife Eliza G. Post, thus making this the first County Seat.  In November, 1879 the County Court House caught fire.  Nearly all of the records dating to 1860 were lost.  On February 13, 1861 Mound City became the new County Seat.  It is still the seat of justice today.

 

 

PULASKI COUNTY, FIRST
ATTORNEY - Sidney GRANT is assumed to be the first practicing attorney in Pulaski and Alexander Counties.



CIRCUIT COURT was held 1844 in Caledonia.



COUNTY JUDGE - Richard C. HALL



COUNTY SEAT - Caledonia



ELECTED COMMISSIONERS - Henry SOWERS, Thomas LACKEY, Jr., Thomas HOWARD



RECORDED DEED  - Colonel Justis POST and wife Eliza G. for establishing the first county court house.



MOUNDS



MAYOR - 1907, William Biggerstaff



BANK - Bank of Beechwood



TELEPHONE - Located inside Wooods Drug Store



CHURCH - Union Church



FIRST POSTMASTER OF PERKS - Robert HERREN



FIRST CHURCH - Maple Grove Baptist Church 



HISTORY RELATED DOCUMENTS ON THIS SITE

  • Feather Trail Road
  • Illinois Central Railroad
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    TEXT RELATED LINKS


  • Casimir Pulaski, Father of the American Cavalry
  • Casimir Pulaski: Father of American Cavalry
  • Casimir Pulaski 1747 - 1779: A Short Biography
  • Cache River
  • CACHE RIVER BASIN
  • Ohio River
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    Pulaski County Address Book

     

    County Courthouse 
     P.O. Box 218 
     Mound City , IL 62963-0218

    Phone: (618) 748-9360

    Pulaski County Funeral Homes

     

    Algee Memorial Chapel
    4100 Sycamore St.
    Cairo, Il 62914
    (618) 734-4200
     

    PULASKI COUNTY COMMUNITIES

    GHOST TOWNS 

     
    
    CALEDONIA
    
    
    
    ECCLES LANDING
    
    
    
    JOHNSON LANDING
     

    CURRENT COMMUNITIES


    Beechwood
    Burkville
    Grand Chain
    Karnak
    Mounds
    Mound City
    New Grand Chain
    Olmsted
    Perks
    Pulaski
    Ullin
    Villa Ridge

     

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