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Grundy County Illinois Genealogy and History

Founded: February 17, 1841

Named for: Felix Grundy

County Seat: Morris


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History

Grundy County was established on February 17, 1841. It was formed out of LaSalle County and named after U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy (1777ľ1840). The county was well known for its coal mines and attracted miners from Pennsylvania and other regions to work its deposits.


Communities

City: Morris.

Villages: Braceville, Carbon Hill, Channahon (part), Coal City (part), Diamond (part), Dwight (part), East Brooklyn, Gardner, Godley (part), Kinsman, Mazon, Minooka (mostly), Seneca (part), South Wilmington, Verona.

Former Communities: Jugtown.

Townships: Aux Sable, Braceville, Erienna, Felix, Garfield, Goodfarm, Goose Lake, Greenfield, Highland, Maine, Mazon, Morris, Nettle Creek, Norman, Saratoga, Vienna, Wauponsee.

Unincorporated communities: Mazonia, Paytonville, Nettle Creek, Wauponsee.


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