Alexander, Madison , Pulaski
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Pulaski County was named for Casimir Pulaski, Father of the American Cavalry, who was a brilliant officer in the War of the Revolution.
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
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.
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
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TEXT RELATED LINKS
Casimir Pulaski, Father of the American Cavalry
P.O. Box 218
Mound City , IL 62963-0218
County Funeral Homes
Algee Memorial Chapel
4100 Sycamore St.
Cairo, Il 62914
PULASKI COUNTY COMMUNITIES
New Grand Chain
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