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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 Monroe County typically starts with "977.39". Some common subject headings for Monroe County are:

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

Combined history of Randolph, Monroe and Perry counties, Illinois . With illustrations descriptive of their scenery and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia : J.L. McDonough & Co, 1883.
Call Number: 977.39 C7331973

Portrait and biographical record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe counties, Illinois. Containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens ... the presidents of the United States, and the governors of the state of Illinois. Chicago : Biographical Pub. Co., 1894.
Call Number: 920.07739 P838


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


W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Monroe County, Illinois. Rockford, [1929?]
Call Number: 912.77391 H64P

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Monroe county, Illinois, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Chicago : G.A. Ogle & co., 1901.
Call Number: F. 912.77391 OG5S


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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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