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White county is located in southern Illinois along the banks of the Wabash River. It was created from parts of Gallatin County in 1815 and is named for Capt. Leonard White, a Gallatin County legislator best known for helping to have the Illinois-Wisconsin border moved northward to include lands now occupied by Chicago.

The county seat is Carmi and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 15,566, a decrease of 956 over the 1990 census. Carmi is home to the Robinson Stewart House which was built in 1814--four years before Illinois became a state. The house was once owned by James M. Robinson, a U.S. Senator, and displays period furnishings.

For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.

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Location: Carmi Illinois

Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Albion) Edwards County
(Benton) Franklin County
(Shawneetown) Gallatin County
(McLeansboro) Hamilton County
(Mt. Vernon) Jefferson County
(Harrisburg) Saline County

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