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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 Marshall County typically starts with "977.337". Some common subject headings for Marshall County are:

Marshall County (Ill.) --Biography.
Marshall County (Ill.) --History.
Marshall County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

The history of Putnam and Marshall counties : embracing an account of the settlement, early progress and formation of Bureau and Stark counties. With an appendix, containing notices of old settlers ... lists of officers ... / by Henry A. Ford. Henry, Ill. : M. & D. Printing Co., 1981.
Call Number: 977.337 F751981

Burt, John Spencer, 1834- Past and present of Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, by John Spencer Burt and W.E. Hawthorne. Together with biographical sketches of many prominent and leading citizens and illustrious dead. Illustrated. Chicago, The Pioneer Publishing Company, 1907.
Call Number: Q. 977.3515 B95P

Ellsworth, Spencer. Records of the olden time; or, Fifty years on the prairies. Embracing sketches of the discovery, exploration and settlement of the country, the organization of the counties of Putnam and Marshall, incidents and reminiscences connected therewith, biographies of citizens. Lacon, Ill. : Home journal steam printing establishment, 1880.
Call Number: 977.3375 EL5R

The Biographical record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois … Chicago : The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1896.
Call Number: 977.337 B52


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


Atlas & plat book, Marshall-Putnam County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [197- - 197-]
Call Number: Q 912.773515 R59L

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Marshall Co., Ill. [cartographic material] Rockford, [1931?]
Call Number: 912.77351 H64PL

Plat book of Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois. Chicago : Compiled and published by Alden, Ogle & Co., 1890.
Call Number: F. 912.773515 AL2P

Farm & Home plat & directory. Marshall/Putnam Counties, Illinois. [map]. Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Publishers,
Call Number: 912.773515 F229


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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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