Hamilton County, Illinois

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Hamilton County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 8,457.[1] Its county seat is McLeansboro.[2] Hamilton County was founded in 1821 and named for Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.[3]

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  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 147.