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1st Appellate District

Cook County — Cook county has an approximate population of 5194675 and was established in 1831, Daniel Pope Cook (1794–1827), politician and first Illinois Attorney General Attorney General of Illinois

2nd Appellate District

Carroll County — Carroll county has an approximate population of 15387 and was established in 1839, Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), signed the United States Declaration of Independence Declaration of Independence on behalf of Maryland

Jo Daviess County — Jo Daviess county has an approximate population of 22678 and was established in 1827, Joseph Hamilton Daveiss (1774–1811), commander of the Indiana Dragoons at the Battle of Tippecanoe

Lee County — Lee county has an approximate population of 36031 and was established in 1839, Light Horse Henry Lee III (1756–1818), American Revolutionary War officer and ninth Governor of Virginia

Ogle County — Ogle county has an approximate population of 53497 and was established in 1836, Joseph Ogle (1737–1821), early settler in southwest Illinois, who helped found the first Methodism Methodist church in Illinois

Stephenson County — Stephenson county has an approximate population of 47711 and was established in 1837, Benjamin Stephenson (1769–1822), representative of Illinois Territory in the United States Congress from 1814 to 1816

Kane County — Kane county has an approximate population of 515269 and was established in 1836, Elias Kane (1794–1835), United States Senator from Illinois

Boone County — Boone county has an approximate population of 54165 and was established in 1837, Daniel Boone (1734–1820), trailblazer of the Wilderness Road in Kentucky

Winnebago County — Winnebago county has an approximate population of 295266 and was established in 1836, Winnebago (tribe) Winnebago Native Americans

DuPage County — DuPage county has an approximate population of 932708 and was established in 1839, DuPage River

Lake County — Lake county has an approximate population of 703462 and was established in 1839, Lake Michigan

McHenry County — McHenry county has an approximate population of 308760 and was established in 1836, Major William McHenry (c. 1771 – 1835), officer in during several campaigns against Indigenous peoples of the Americas Native Americans and member of the Illinois legislature

DeKalb County — DeKalb county has an approximate population of 105160 and was established in 1837, Johann de Kalb (1721–1780), German soldier in the Continental Army who fought alongside Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette

Kendall County — Kendall county has an approximate population of 114736 and was established in 1841, Amos Kendall (1789–1869), United States Postmaster General under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren

3rd Appellate District

Fulton County — Fulton county has an approximate population of 37069 and was established in 1823, Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the steamboat

Hancock County — Hancock county has an approximate population of 19104 and was established in 1825, John Hancock (1737–93), first governor of the Massachusetts Massachusetts colony and president of the Second Continental Congress

Henderson County — Henderson county has an approximate population of 7331 and was established in 1841, Henderson County, Kentucky, which was itself Named after Richard Henderson (jurist) Richard Henderson

Knox County — Knox county has an approximate population of 52919 and was established in 1825, Gen. Henry Knox (1750–1806), American Revolutionary War general and first United States Secretary of War

Warren County — Warren county has an approximate population of 17707 and was established in 1825, Joseph Warren (1741-75), played a role in American Patriot movements, a prominent early fatality in the American Revolutionary War

Marshall County — Marshall county has an approximate population of 12640 and was established in 1839, John Marshall (1755–1835), fourth and longest-serving Chief Justice of the United States, wrote opinion in ''Marbury v. Madison'' establishing the principle of judicial review

Peoria County — Peoria county has an approximate population of 186494 and was established in 1825, The Peoria tribe Peoria Native American tribe

Putnam County — Putnam county has an approximate population of 6006 and was established in 1825, Gen. Israel Putnam (1718-90), commander of American forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill

Stark County — Stark county has an approximate population of 5994 and was established in 1839, Gen. John Stark (1728–1822), general in the American Revolutionary War, called the Hero of Battle of Bennington Bennington

Tazewell County — Tazewell county has an approximate population of 135394 and was established in 1827, Littleton Waller Tazewell (1774–1860), United States Senator from (and later governor of) Virginia

Will County — Will county has an approximate population of 677560 and was established in 1836, Conrad Will (politician) Conrad Will (1779–1835),<ref>cite news last=Matile first=Roger title=Reflections: Was Dr. Conrad Will really worth his salt? url=http://www.ledgersentinel.com/article.asp?a=5216 accessdate=11 October 2011 newspaper=Ledger-Sentinel date=22 June 2006</ref> physician, local businessman and longtime member of the state legislature

Bureau County — Bureau county has an approximate population of 34978 and was established in 1837, Pierre de Bureo, Frenchman, Fur trade#North American fur trade North American fur trader

Grundy County — Grundy county has an approximate population of 50063 and was established in 1841, Felix Grundy (1777–1840), Tennessee Tennessean senator who served as the thirteenth United States Attorney General

LaSalle County — LaSalle county has an approximate population of 113924 and was established in 1831, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle Sieur de la Salle (1643-87), French explorer of the Great Lakes

Henry County — Henry county has an approximate population of 50486 and was established in 1825, Patrick Henry (1736-99), American Revolutionary War figure; first and sixth Governor of Virginia

Mercer County — Mercer county has an approximate population of 16434 and was established in 1825, Hugh Mercer (1726-77), British officer in the Seven Years' War and general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War

Rock Island County — Rock Island county has an approximate population of 147546 and was established in 1831, Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island

Whiteside County — Whiteside county has an approximate population of 58498 and was established in 1836, Samuel Whiteside (1783–1868), state legislator and militia leader

Iroquois County — Iroquois county has an approximate population of 29718 and was established in 1833, Iroquois Native Americans

Kankakee County — Kankakee county has an approximate population of 113449 and was established in 1853, Kankakee River

4th Appellate District

Clark County — Clark county has an approximate population of 16335 and was established in 1819, George Rogers Clark (1752–1818), highest-ranking officer in the Northwest Territory during the American Revolution

Coles County — Coles county has an approximate population of 53873 and was established in 1830, Edward Coles (1786–1868), second Governor of Illinois, responsible for the abolition of slavery in Illinois

Cumberland County — Cumberland county has an approximate population of 11048 and was established in 1843, ''Disputed'': National Road Cumberland Road, which entered the county; Cumberland, Maryland; or Cumberland River in Kentucky

Johnson County — Johnson county has an approximate population of 12582 and was established in 1812, Richard Mentor Johnson (abt. 1780-1850), ninth Vice President of the United States and United States Senator from Kentucky

Vermilion County — Vermilion county has an approximate population of 81625 and was established in 1826, The Vermilion River (Wabash River tributary) Vermilion River

Champaign County — Champaign county has an approximate population of 201081 and was established in 1833, Champaign County, Ohio, which took its Name from the French language French for open level country

DeWitt County — DeWitt county has an approximate population of 16561 and was established in 1839, DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828), List of Governors of New York Governor of New York, responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal

Douglas County — Douglas county has an approximate population of 19980 and was established in 1859, Stephen A. Douglas (1813–61), prominent Illinois Democrat who Lincoln–Douglas debates engaged in debates with Abraham Lincoln

Macon County — Macon county has an approximate population of 110768 and was established in 1829, Nathaniel Macon (1758–1837), sixth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senator from North Carolina

Moultrie County — Moultrie county has an approximate population of 14846 and was established in 1843, Gen. William Moultrie (1730–1805), American Revolutionary War general and Governor of South Carolina

Greene County — Greene county has an approximate population of 13886 and was established in 1821, Nathanael Greene (1742–86), major general in the Continental Army

Jersey County — Jersey county has an approximate population of 22985 and was established in 1839, State of New Jersey, from which many early settlers hailed

Macoupin County — Macoupin county has an approximate population of 47765 and was established in 1829, Native American word ''macoupin'', meaning American lotus

Morgan County — Morgan county has an approximate population of 35547 and was established in 1823, Gen. Daniel Morgan (1736–1802), successful tactician in the American Revolutionary War and later United States Representative from Virginia

Sangamon County — Sangamon county has an approximate population of 197465 and was established in 1821, Sangamon River

Scott County — Scott county has an approximate population of 5355 and was established in 1839, Scott County, Kentucky, itself Named after Charles Scott (governor) Charles Scott

Adams County — Adams county has an approximate population of 67103 and was established in 1825, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), sixth President of the United States

Brown County — Brown county has an approximate population of 6937 and was established in 1839, Jacob Brown (1775–1828), successful War of 1812 army officer responsible for Great Lakes defenses

Calhoun County — Calhoun county has an approximate population of 5089 and was established in 1825, John C. Calhoun (1782–1850), South Carolina senator and seventh Vice President of the United States

Cass County — Cass county has an approximate population of 13642 and was established in 1837, Lewis Cass (1782–1866), second governor of Michigan Territory, fourteenth United States Secretary of War

Mason County — Mason county has an approximate population of 14666 and was established in 1841, Named after Mason County, Kentucky, itself Named after George Mason

Menard County — Menard county has an approximate population of 12705 and was established in 1839, Pierre Menard (1766–1844), prominent early settler and first Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

Pike County — Pike county has an approximate population of 16430 and was established in 1821, Zebulon Pike (1779–1813), early explorer of the American Southwest, Namesake of Pikes Peak

Schuyler County — Schuyler county has an approximate population of 7544 and was established in 1825, Gen. Philip Schuyler (1733–1804), American Revolutionary War general and United States Senator from New York (state) New York

Iroquois County — Iroquois county has an approximate population of 29718 and was established in 1833, Iroquois Native Americans

Kankakee County — Kankakee county has an approximate population of 113449 and was established in 1853, Kankakee River

5th Appellate District

Alexander County — Alexander county has an approximate population of 8238 and was established in 1819, William M. Alexander, settler and state representative in the Illinois General Assembly

Jackson County — Jackson county has an approximate population of 60218 and was established in 1816, Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), seventh President of the United States, United States Senator from Tennessee, and general in the War of 1812

Massac County — Massac county has an approximate population of 15429 and was established in 1843, Fort Massac, a colonial-era fort on the Ohio River

Pope County — Pope county has an approximate population of 4470 and was established in 1816, Nathaniel Pope (1784–1850), early Delegate from Illinois Territory to Congress and judge on the United States District Court for the District of Illinois

Pulaski County — Pulaski county has an approximate population of 6161 and was established in 1843, Gen. Casimir Pulaski (1745-79), Polish American general of cavalry in the American Revolutionary War

Saline County — Saline county has an approximate population of 24913 and was established in 1847, Salt springs within the county

Union County — Union county has an approximate population of 17808 and was established in 1818, The federal union of the states

Williamson County — Williamson county has an approximate population of 66357 and was established in 1839, Hugh Williamson (1735–1819), delegate from North Carolina to the Philadelphia Convention

Crawford County — Crawford county has an approximate population of 19817 and was established in 1816, William H. Crawford (1772–1834), ninth United States Secretary of War, seventh United States Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of the Treasury

Edwards County — Edwards county has an approximate population of 6721 and was established in 1814, Ninian Edwards (1775–1833), third Governor of Illinois Governor of the State of Illinois and only governor of the Illinois Territory

Franklin County — Franklin county has an approximate population of 39561 and was established in 1818, Benjamin Franklin (1706–90), prolific writer, inventor, and politician; key factor in the American Revolution

Gallatin County — Gallatin county has an approximate population of 5589 and was established in 1812, Albert Gallatin (1761–1849), fourth and longest-serving United States Secretary of the Treasury

Hamilton County — Hamilton county has an approximate population of 8457 and was established in 1821, Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), first United States Secretary of the Treasury

Hardin County — Hardin county has an approximate population of 4320 and was established in 1839, Hardin County, Kentucky, which was itself Named after John Hardin

Jefferson County — Jefferson county has an approximate population of 38827 and was established in 1819, Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), third President of the United States, second Vice President of the United States, Governor of Virginia, and one of the foremost Founding Fathers of the United States

Lawrence County — Lawrence county has an approximate population of 16833 and was established in 1821, Capt. James Lawrence (1781–1813), commander of the USS Chesapeake 1799 6 in the War of 1812. Famous for his command Don't give up the ship!

Richland County — Richland county has an approximate population of 16233 and was established in 1841, Richland County, Ohio, itself Named for its rich soil

Wabash County — Wabash county has an approximate population of 11947 and was established in 1824, The Wabash River

Wayne County — Wayne county has an approximate population of 16760 and was established in 1819, Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne (1745-96), major general in the United States Army in the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War

White County — White county has an approximate population of 14665 and was established in 1815, Isaac White (1776–1811), resident of Illinois who enlisted in the Indiana militia and was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe

Bond County — Bond county has an approximate population of 17768 and was established in 1817, Shadrach Bond (1773–1832), first Governor of Illinois

Madison County — Madison county has an approximate population of 269282 and was established in 1812, James Madison (1751–1836), fourth President of the United States and principal author of the Constitution of the United States

McDonough County — McDonough county has an approximate population of 32612 and was established in 1826, Commodore Thomas Macdonough (1783–1825), commander of American naval forces at the Battle of Plattsburgh

Christian County — Christian county has an approximate population of 34800 and was established in 1839, Christian County, Kentucky, which was itself Named after William Christian (Virginia) Colonel William Christian

Clay County — Clay county has an approximate population of 13815 and was established in 1824, Henry Clay (1777–1852), Kentucky legislator who negotiated the Missouri Compromise

Clinton County — Clinton county has an approximate population of 37762 and was established in 1824, DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828), List of Governors of New York Governor of New York, responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal

Edgar County — Edgar county has an approximate population of 18576 and was established in 1823, John Edgar (politician) John Edgar (c. 1750–1832), Illinois delegate to the Northwest Territory legislature; at the time, wealthiest man in Illinois

Effingham County — Effingham county has an approximate population of 34242 and was established in 1831, Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham, military officer who resigned from the British Army to avoid fighting the American colonies

Fayette County — Fayette county has an approximate population of 22140 and was established in 1821, Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), French military officer who was a key factor in the American Revolution American and French Revolutions.

Jasper County — Jasper county has an approximate population of 9698 and was established in 1831, Sgt. William Jasper (c. 1750-79), American Revolutionary War soldier popularized by Parson Weems

Marion County — Marion county has an approximate population of 39437 and was established in 1823, Francis Marion (c. 1732-95), general in the American Revolutionary War known as The Swamp Fox

Montgomery County — Montgomery county has an approximate population of 30104 and was established in 1821, Gen. Richard Montgomery (1738-75), brigadier-general in the Continental Army who led the unsuccessful Invasion of Canada (1775) invasion of Canada

Shelby County — Shelby county has an approximate population of 22363 and was established in 1827, Isaac Shelby (1750–1826), soldier in the American Revolutionary War and War of 1812; first and fifth Governor of Kentucky

Monroe County — Monroe county has an approximate population of 32957 and was established in 1816, James Monroe (1758–1831), seventh United States Secretary of State, eighth United States Secretary of War, Governor of Virginia, and fifth President of the United States

Perry County — Perry county has an approximate population of 22350 and was established in 1827, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819), American naval officer who led the victorious American forces at the Battle of Lake Erie

Piatt County — Piatt county has an approximate population of 16729 and was established in 1841, John Piatt, the patriarch of a prominent settler family in the early history of the county

Randolph County — Randolph county has an approximate population of 33476 and was established in 1795, Edmund Randolph (1753–1813), first Attorney General of the United States, and briefly United States Secretary of State

St. Clair County — St. Clair county has an approximate population of 270056 and was established in 1790, Arthur St. Clair (1737–1818), major general in the American Revolutionary War and first Governor of the Northwest Territory

Washington County — Washington county has an approximate population of 14716 and was established in 1818, George Washington (1732-99), commander-in-chief of American forces in the American Revolutionary War and first President of the United States