- Dane County was created 15 February 1839 from Sangamon County.
- The county was renamed Christian County 1 February 1840.
- For the records, please see Christian County.
- Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, Newton Bateman (ed); pub. Chicago, 1921
- History of Illinois, Hon. Edward F. Dunne; pub. Chicago, 1933
- Illinois and Her People, George W. Smith; pub. Chicago, 1927
- Encyclopedia of Biography of Illinois, pub. Chicago, 1892