The Jersey County Courthouse is located at 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052; phone: 618-498-5571.
The Jersey County Historical Society is located at 601 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052; phone: 618-498-3514.
The first settlers in what is now Jersey County were Daniel Allen and sons (Daniel and James) about 1815. The county was established in 1839 from part of Greene County. [www.jerseyville-il.us, accessed April, 2013]