Online Resources Civil War service men from Pope County served in various regiments.Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts.The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.
Abstracts Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk .
Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present.
Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.
Southern Illinois University houses the records for Pope County.
Pope County Historical Society PO Box 837Golconda, IL 62938Telephone Number: 610-683-3058Website Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.