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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 Mercer County typically starts with "977.339". Some common subject headings for Mercer County are:

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

Bateman, Newton. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, ed. by Newton Bateman, LL. D., Paul Selby, A.M.; and history of Jo Daviess County, ed. by Hon. William Spensley … Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1904.
Call Number: 977.336 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


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


Alden, Ogle & Company. Plat book of Mercer County. Chicago : The Company, 1892.
Call Number: F. 912.77339 AL22P

W.R. Brink & Co. Illustrated atlas map of Mercer County. Edwardsville, Ill. : Brink and Co., of Illinois, 1875.
Call Number: F. 912.77339 B77I


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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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