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Jefferson County, Illinois, Cemetery listings

Hi my name is Foxie Hagerty & I would like to welcome you to this Hamilton County, IL  Site! I very much am in need of your contributions of cemetery listings, tombstone photos and also on cemeteries which are soon to be lost and not to be found again.  So, let's hear from you out there!!! Thanks & I know your Ancestors will thank you too.

This county site is up for adoption. Email me if you would like to adopt, transcribe cemetery listings, have tombstone photos to submit, anything feel free to click on my doggie to email me.  Thanks for your kindness.

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****Need help here in this county if you would like to submit tombstone photos or listings feel free to email me your contributions to this site. .jpg works best for all browsers.

Not going to continue to make all townships with all cemeteries in their prospective townships as it takes too long to make.  So, will just be putting the cemeteries with their townships and then add when others want to contribute to this site or somebody wants to adopt it and put more online. Thanks.

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All photographs in Jefferson Co., IL on these pages were taken by Foxie Hagerty on her trip to Jefferson co., IL May 31, 2008. Unless otherwise stated. Thanks!!!

Jefferson County Illinois Vital Records
Jefferson County Clerk
100 S 10th Street
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 244-8020

Jefferson County Genealogical Society
c/o of C. E. Brehm Memorial Library 
101 S. 7th Street 
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 

The Jefferson County Historical Society 
1411 N 27th Street 
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Jefferson County Historical Society Website

Above photo is of the Mt. Vernon Historic Village. We got then just as it was closing but a very nice gentleman let us go through. Have more photos of the buildings will try for  page on them it's was very unique I enjoyed myself down there tremendously looking at all the history and there is lots of it.

Always a works in progress

created June 19, 2007

About 1810, Andrew Moore settled near the southeast corner of the county, near where Goshen Road emerges from the forest of Hamilton County into what is now known as Moore's Prairie.

In 1814, Andrew Moore departed with his eight year old son for Jordan's settlement, journey from which he never returned. Later a skull was found by his cabin several years later about two miles from his cabin believed to be him. Jordan's settlement also called Jordan's Fort, was southeast of Modern Thompsonville, Illinois, approximately twenty miles from Moore's cabin.

In 1816, Carter Wilkey, Daniel Crenshaw and Robert Cook settled on Moore's Prairie. Daniel Crenshaw moved into Moore's cabin. This settlement is believed to be the first permanent settlement in the County.

Jefferson County was organized in 1819, out of parts of White, Edwards and Franklin Counties. It was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, principle draftsman of the Northwest Ordinance, among other things. The baseline along the northern border of the County crosses the Third Principal Meridian at the northwest corner of the County.

If you have readable photos of grave markers in Illinois please consider
contributing them to our photo project.
I will accept one photo or an entire cemetery of photos.
I am accepting your tombstone photo's. To submit them please include the county name and the name of the cemetery in the subject line attach your .jpg photo to and email and press send. Thanks so much for your help.

Let's fill these pages with your wonderful tombstone photos from all over our Great State of Illinois!!! Don't forget let me know of abandoned & neglected cemeteries. If we don't do something about them now they will soon be gone & lost to us forever.

 Thanks for your time. Foxie!!!


Appellate Court House


St. Mary's Catholic Church, there is a very interesting story in a brochure we got from the hotel on this church; plus, the Appellate Courthouse above. This church sits right across from the Appellate Courthouse and another unique building I forgot to photograph which is the Funeral Home on the other corner. Big house much history.


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Have just recently returned from a trip from Jefferson co., IL where I searched for stones that were supposed to have been moved or not in cemetery they were there when they had returned it anyone guess. But I had also had the opportunity to visit these cemeteries while I was there. Marty Miller, a Dowser, showed me around with great pride in home town. He does dowsing for graves to look for unmarked graves if you would like to contact him join our mailing list he is a member and very well informed on many of the cemeteries in the area. Listed below is list of Cemeteries we visited & I took photos of.

TOWNSHIP Cemetery Name Contributor
Rome Little Grove 15 miles north of Mt. Vernon
Dodds Bethel South Mt. Vernon
Mt. Vernon Old Union North Mt. Vernon
Shiloh Pleasant Grove 3 miles from Mt. Vernon
Slade IL Rt #15 n s r just before Mt. Vernon
  Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Newer Cemetery
  Cemetery by Trinity New Salem Church across street & up a little from Super 8 Motel

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                                                                       ---Foxie Hagerty, Genealogist & Historian & Preserving IL GravesTuesday, June 03, 2008 09:02:50 AM