|White County Illinois Cities/Towns -
Burnt Prairie, Carmi (County Seat), Crossville, Emma, Enfield, Herald, Maunie, Mill Shoals, Norris City, Phillipstown, Springerton
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White County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 15,371. Its county seat is Carmi.
White County was created in 1815. It was named after Captain Leonard White (some accounts say Captain Isaac White), a Gallatin County legislator who is credited with the idea of extending the Illinois-Wisconsin border a few miles north of the southern tip of Lake Michigan and was also in charge of the salt works at Equality. He was killed in 1811 at the Battle of Tippecanoe.