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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 Madison County typically starts with "977.386". Some common subject headings for Madison County are:

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

History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers. Marceline, Mo. : Walsworth Pub. Co., [1980?]
Call Number: Q. 977.386 H621980

Index of biographical sketches, Madison County, Illinois. Edwardsville, Ill. : Madison County Genealogical Society, [1983]
Call Number: 929.377386 IN2

Chronology of Madison County history, 1673-1877 / compiled by Don Lewis. [Alton? Ill. : s.n., 19--]
Call Number: Q. 977.386 L585C

Gazetteer of Madison County : containing historical and descriptive sketches of Alton City, Upper Alton, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Highland, Troy, Monticello, Mairne, Bethalto, and other towns, including some account of the resources of the various townships, ... to which is added a directory of the Altons, ... / compiled and published by James T. Hair. Alton : James T. Hair, 1866.
Call Number: 977.386 H12G


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


Map of Madison County, Illinois [map] / published by Holmes & Arnold, civil engineers & map publishers. Buffalo, N.Y. : Holmes & Arnold, 1861.
Call Number: G4103.M41861 .H61980

Illustrated encyclopedia and atlas map of Madison County, Ill. : Carefully compiled from personal examinations and surveys. St. Louis : Brink, McCormick & Co., 1873.
Call Number: F. 912.77386 B77I

Standard atlas of Madison 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, 1906.
Call Number: F. 912.77386 OG1S

Plat book of Madison County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill. : W. W. Hixson, [193-?]
Call Number: 912.77386 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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