THEBES, a post-village, capital of Alexander co., Illinois, on the Mississippi river, 144 miles below St. Louis. (Baldwin's New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States..., 1854)
THEBES, A post village, capital of Alexander county, on the Mississippi river, 160 miles below St. Louis, from Chicago, 400 miles. It has a fine landing, and during the summer season does a fine business. Population, 300. John Dollman, Postmaster. (Hawes' Illinois State Gazetteer..., 1859)
Note: County seat moved to Cairo, Illinois in 1860.
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