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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Coles County typically starts with "977.372". Some common subject headings for Coles County are:

Coles County (Ill.) --History.
Coles County (Ill.) --Biography.
Coles County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Coles County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Ill. / [Chapman Brothers]. [Charleston, Ill. : Coles County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1980?].
Call Number: 977.372 C36p1980

History of Coles County, 1876-1976 : Coles County, Illinois / edited by Marta Cates Ladd and Constance Schneider Kimball. [s.n.] : Charleston and Mattoon Bicentennial Commission, 1976.
Call Number: 977.372 H6295

Index to History of Coles County, 1876-1976 : Coles County, Illinois / indexed by Mrs. Joseph C. Gary (Mary A. Harlow) ; edited by Mrs. James P. Gary (Carol Kirschner). [Charleston? Ill.] : Coles County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1988.
Call Number: 977.372 H6295INDEX

Photographic images & the history of African Americans in Coles County, Illinois / Onaiwu W. Ogbomo. Charleston, Ill. : Eastern Illinois University, c2002.
Call Number: 977.372 Og1p


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Map of Coles County. [Springfield, IL : Illinois Dept. of Transportation] 1925.
Call Number: G4103.C651925 .I4

Historical plat maps of Coles County, Illinois / as compiled by Ronald Nichols ; under the auspices of the Coles County Genealogical Society. Charleston, Ill. : The Society, 1982.
Call Number: Q. 912.77372 H629

Standard atlas of Coles County, Illinois [cartographic material] : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county, map of the state, United States and world, patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information, analysis of the system of U.S. Land Surveys, digest of the system of civil government, etc. / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle and Co. Chicago : Ogle, 1913.
Call Number: F. 912.77372 OG5S

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Coles Co., Ill. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill., [193-?]
Call Number: 912.77372 H64P


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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