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For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Sangamon County typically starts with "977.356". Some common subject headings for Sangamon County are:

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

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County Histories

Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, ed. by Newton Bateman, LL. D., Paul Selby, A. M., and history of Sangamon County, by special authors and contributors, Paul Selby, ed. … Chicago, Munsell Pub. Co., 1912.
Call Number: 977.356 B31H

Campbell, Bruce Alexander. 200 years : an illustrated Bicentennial history of Sangamon County / by Bruce Alexander Campbell. Springfield, Ill. : Phillips Brothers, c1976.
Call Number: 977.356 C15T

History of Sangamon County, Illinois : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships ... portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens ; History of Illinois … H̲i̲story and biography, the heritage collection from Unigraphic Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1977.
Call Number: 977.356 H621977

Call Number: 977.356 P83

Power, John Carroll, 1819-1894. History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois : "centennial record" / by John Carroll Power, assisted by his wife Mrs. S.A. Power. Springfield, Ill. : Edwin A. Wilson & Co., 1876.
Call Number: 977.356 P87H


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Brink, McCormick & Co., publishers. Illustrated atlas map of Sangamon County, Ill. … [n.p.] : Brink, McCormick & Co., 1874.
Call Number: F. F. 912.77356 B77I

Derr Map Studio. Plat book, Sangamon County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Derr Map Studio ; [Springfield] : distributed by Sangamon County Farm Bureau, c1955.
Call Number: 912.77356 D44P

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book, Sangamon County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1977-
Call Number: Q. 912.77356 R59T1

Sangamon County Abstract Company, Springfield, Ill. Plat book of Sangamon County, Illinois. Showing all cities, villages and towns, acreage and ownership of all lands not platted ... Compiled directly from the records and published by The Sangamon County Abstract Company, Springfield, Illinois ... Chicago, Ill. : Printed by George F. Cram, 1914.
Call Number: F. 912.77356 SA5P


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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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