PIATT COUNTY, situated toward the east part of Illinois. Area, 440 square miles. Seat of justice, Monticello. Pop. in 1850, 1,606. (Fanning's, 1853)
PIATT, a county in the E. central part of Illinois, has an area of 270 square miles. It is intersected by the North fork of Sangamon river, which flows in a S. W. direction. The surface is nearly level, and the soil fertile. The county consists partly of prairie and partly of timbered land, the former being the more extensive. Indian corn, wheat, oats, and pork are the staples. In 1850 the county produced 430,655 bushels of corn; 5769 of wheat; 29,115 of oats, and 37,950 pounds of butter. It contained 2 churches, and 300 pupils attending public schools. Named probably in honor of Colonel Piatt, a Western pioneer. Capital, Monticello. Pop., 1606. (Baldwin's New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States..., 1854)
PIATT COUNTY Is situated in the east central part of the state, and has an area of 270 square miles. It is intersected by the north fork of Sangamon river, which flows in a south-west direction. The surface is nearly level, and the soil fertile. The county consists of prairie and timbered land, the former being the most predominant. Corn, wheat, oats and pork, are the staples. It contains a number of churches, and has about 60 pupils attending public schools.
The Great Western railroad intersects the state, and has added much to its importance. Capital, Monticello. Population, 4,800. County Judge, Alex. Geo. Boyer. Sheriff, Samuel Morain. (Hawes' Illinois State Gazetteer...,1859)