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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_County,_Virginia Illinois County, Virginia], formed in 1778 to govern Virginia's claims to present-day Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota; county abolished 5 January 1782; territory ceded by Virginia to Congress in March 1784. Its effective reach was limited to the French settlements at Cahokia, Kaskaskia, and Vincennes. <ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinct_United_States_counties#Illinois List of former United States counties (Wikipedia)]</ref>. <br>
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_County,_Virginia Illinois County, Virginia], formed in 1778 to govern Virginia's claims to present-day Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota; county abolished 5 January 1782; territory ceded by Virginia to Congress in March 1784. Its effective reach was limited to the French settlements at Cahokia, Kaskaskia, and Vincennes. <ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinct_United_States_counties#Illinois List of former United States counties (Wikipedia)]</ref>. <br>  
  
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Illinois

History

Illinois County, Virginia, formed in 1778 to govern Virginia's claims to present-day Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota; county abolished 5 January 1782; territory ceded by Virginia to Congress in March 1784. Its effective reach was limited to the French settlements at Cahokia, Kaskaskia, and Vincennes. [1].

References

  1. List of former United States counties (Wikipedia)