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Alexander County, Illinois Genealogy Library and Resources

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Alexander County

AlexanderCounty was formed in 1819.


Communities: Cache, Cairo, Cairo Junction, Clank, Dawleys, Diswood, East Cape Girardeau, Elco, Fayville, Fort Defiance, Future City, Gale, Golden Lily, Klondike, McClure, Miller City, Olive Branch, Roth, Sandusky, Tamms, Tankville, Tatumville, Thebes, Unity, Urbandale, Willard

Map: Cairo, Illinois, 1867 ; Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Virtual Libraries

John McMurray Lansden, A History of the City of Cairo, Illinois (Chicago : R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 1910).

Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites

Cairo Public Library

Court Records

Index to County Commissioners Records, vol A 1819-1861
County Commissioners Records, vol A, 1924-1929
Index to County Commissioners Records, vol B, 1924-1929

City Directories

Cairo, Illinois, 1904
(Ancestry)

Geo. B. Walker, compiler, Walker’s Cairo City Directory for 1908-1909

Geo. B. Walker, compiler, Walker’s Cairo City Directory for 1911-1912

Cairo, Illinois, 1915
(Ancestry)

Property & Tax Records

Deeds and mortgages, 1818-1910
(Family Search)



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