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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 Henderson County typically starts with "977.341". Some common subject headings for Henderson County are:

Henderson County (Ill.) --Biography.
Henderson County (Ill.) --History.
Henderson 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

Historical encyclopedia of Illinois / edited by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby ; and, History of Henderson County / edited by James W. Gordon. Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1911.
Call Number: 977.341 B31H

History of Mercer and Henderson Counties : together with biographical matter, statistics, etc. Chicago : H.H. Hill and Co., 1882.
Call Number: 977.339 H6291

Portrait and biographical record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with biographies and portraits of all the Presidents of the United States. Cleveland, Ohio : Bell and Howell, [1967?]
Call Number: 920.077341 P833


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


Standard Map Company. Atlas and farm directory of Mercer & Henderson Counties, Illinois; compiled from county records and actual surveys. [Chicago] Standard Map Co., 1914.
Call Number: Q. 912.77339 ST2A

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book, Henderson County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, -1992.
Call Number: Q. 912.77341 R59t1

Geo. A. Ogle & Co., comp. Standard atlas of Henderson County, Illinois. 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., etc. Chicago, Compiled and Published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Publishers & Engravers, 1900.
Call Number: F. 912.77341 OG5S

Call Number: 912.77341 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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