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Illinois CountiesThere are 102 Counties in the state of Illinois.
Piatt County, Illinois
Piatt County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
James A. Piatt, Sr., settled in that area in 1829.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Piatt County was created on January 27, 1841 (Laws, 1841, p. 71) and was formed from DeWitt and Macon Counties.
Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: DeWitt County (1839–1841), Macon County (1831–1841), McLean County
(1831–1839), Shelby County (1827–1831), Fayette County (1821–1827), Clark County (1819–1821), Crawford County
(1816–1819), Edwards County (1815–1816), Madison County (1812–1815), St. Clair County (1801–1812) and Knox, Northwest
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 440 square miles (1,140 kmē), of which, 440
square miles (1,140 kmē) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 kmē) of it (0.07%) is water.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"