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Edwardsville

October 2, 2017

Last modified: February 26, 2018

In 1805 Thomas Kirkpatrick was the original white settler of Edwardsville and named it in honor of Ninian Edwards, the Territorial Governor of Illinois. Edwardsville city was incorporated on February 23, 1819,1 and by 1840 the population of Edwardsville reached 616 inhabitants.2 As of the 2010 census, the city of Edwardsville has a population of 24,293.3

Edwardsville in 2017
From the Maps & Plats GIS Division of the Madison County Chief County Assessment Office

To access the city of Edwardsville’s website, follow this link.

Endnotes   [ + ]

1. Flagg, James S., editor, Our 150 Years, 1812-1962. (Edwardsville: East 10 Publishing, 1962.), 61.
2. 1840 Census: Sixth Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States (Washington: Blair and Rives, 1841), 386 – 7.
3. Illinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 62.
Cite this article: Nichol Allen, "Edwardsville," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified February 26, 2018, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/encyclopedia/edwardsville/.
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