Named for Philip Schuyler
Philip Schuyler [1733-1804] was a soldier of the French & Indian Wars, a Major General during the American Revolution, a member of the Continental Congress, and a United States Senator from New York.
Established Seven Years after Illinois became a State
Formed on 13 Jan 1825 from Pike County and unorganized territory previously attached to Pike County, Illinois.
Part of the Military TractLand granted to veterans of the War of 1812. [More about the Military Tract]