Illinois became a state on December 3, 1818,
and was the 21st state to enter the Union.
The name "Illinois" comes from a Native American word meaning
"tribe of superior men."
The state nickname is the "Prairie State."
State Slogan: Land of Lincoln
State Song: "Illinois"
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Purple Violet
State Tree: White Oak
State Animal: White-tailed Deer
State Dance: The Square Dance
State Insect: Monarch Butterfly
The 40th President of the United States,
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Illinois on February 6, 1911, in Tampico.
The State Flag of Illinois: The Illinois flag is a simple representation of the Great Seal of Illinois against a white background. In 1969, the General Assembly voted to add the word "ILLINOIS" under the Great Seal of the flag. The State's name was added to the flag to ensure that people not familiar with the Great Seal of Illinois would still recognize their banner.
~ OUR ILLINOIS SURNAMES ~
SANDERS , GOODWIN , HARRIS & more
~SOME ILLINOIS LINKS ~
Vital Records Information for Illinois
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950
THE ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES
GenForum ~ Illinois Genealogy Forum
Cyndi's List ~ Illinois
Illinois County Boundaries 1790 - Present
~ HAMILTON COUNTY ~
The Yesterdays of Hamilton County, Illinois
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