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For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Richland County typically starts with "977.373". Some common subject headings for Richland County are:

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

Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois. Historical and biographical. Chicago : F. A. Battey & Co., 1884.
Call Number: 977.373 B32C1975

Greeson, Mary. Complete surname index for 1884 history & biographical book Cumberland, Jasper & Richman Counties, Illinois : 2179 different surnames / compiled by Golden (Mary Todd) Greeson. Olney, Ill. : Historical Society Publ., 1969.
Call Number: 977.373 B32CINDEX

Biographical and reminiscent history of Richland, Clay and Marion counties, Illinois … Indianapolis : B.F. Bowen, 1909.
Call Number: 977.37 B52B1973

Portrait and biographical record of Effingham, Jasper and Richland Counties Illinois: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States. Chicago : Lake City Publishing Company, 1893.
Call Number: 920.07737 P838


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


Call Number: Q. 912.77377 H64P

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Richland County, Illinois [cartographic material] : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patrons directory, reference business directory ... / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Chicago, Ill. : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1901.
Call Number: F. 912.77377 OG5S

Rockford Map Publishers. Atlas & plat book, Richland County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [19-- - 197-]
Call Number: Q. 912.77377 R59A

Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book, Richland County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1958.
Call Number: Q. 912.773777 R59F1958


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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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