In 1968 the Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Society of Illinois decided to commemorate the Sesquicentennial Year of the State of Illinois by creating a history of the county since 1884, which they named “Cumberland County History”. This decision was made after the Battey volume of the history of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland was published in 1884 and the courthouse burned down in 1885, causing the loss of nearly all county records. Rather than attempting to provide a comprehensive history of all organizations and individuals, the society focused on updating the county’s story from 1884 to 1968. Download or read the book online for free.
The Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois. Historical and biographical is a premier source of first and second hand compiled evidence for the counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland in Illinois. Read or download the manuscript for free.