|Stark County Illinois Cities/Towns -
Bradford, Elmira, La Fayette, Osceola, Speer, Toulon (County Seat), West Jersey, Wyoming
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Stark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2016, the population is 5,776. Its county seat is Toulon.
Stark County was formed in 1839. It was named for General Colonel John Stark, (August 28, 1728 - May 8, 1822) who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He became widely known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.