Illinois County History and Listings

Illinois County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Illinois has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Adams
521 Vermont St., Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 277-2100
http://co.adams.il.us
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1825
Parent county: Pike
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1825, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Probate: 1826, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk

Alexander
2000 Washington Ave., Cairo, IL 62914
(618) 734-7000
http://www.myillinoisgenealogy.com/il-county-alexander.html
Incorporated: March 4, 1819
Parent county: Union
Birth records: start in 1851, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1819, County Clerk
Death: 1851, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1819, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk

Bond
200 W. College, Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-3208
http://bondcountyil.com
Incorporated: Jan. 4, 1817
Parent county: Madison
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1817, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Military: unknown, County Clerk

Boone
601 N. Main St., Belvidere, IL 61008
(815) 544-3103
http://boonecountyil.org
Incorporated: March 4, 1837
Parent county: Winnebago
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1838, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1838, County Recorder
Probate: 1840, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1838, Circuit Court Clerk

Brown
Courthouse Bldg., 200 E. Court, Mount Sterling, IL 62353
(217) 773-3421
http://browncountyil.com
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1839
Parent county: Schuyler
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Military: 1918, County Clerk

Bureau
700 S. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 872-2001
http://bureaucounty.us
Incorporated: Feb. 28, 1837
Parent county: Putnam
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk

Calhoun
Box 187, Hardin, IL 62047
(618) 576-2451
http://www.myillinoisgenealogy.com/il-county-calhoun.html
Incorporated: Jan. 20, 1825
Parent county: Pike
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1825, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1825, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk

Carroll
301 N. Main, Mount Carroll, IL 61053
(815) 244-0230
http://carroll-county.net
Incorporated: Feb. 22, 1839
Parent county: Jo Daviess
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk

Cass
100 E. Springfield St., Virginia, IL 62691
(217) 452-7225
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilcass/cass.htm
Incorporated: March 30, 1837
Parent county: Morgan
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1826, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk

Champaign
1776 E. Washington St., Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 384-3725
http://co.champaign.il.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1833
Parent county: Vermilion
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1833, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk

Christian
101 S. Main St., Taylorville, IL 62568
(217) 824-4966
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilchrist
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1839
Parent counties: Montgomery, Sangamon, Shelby
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1828, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Notes: Formerly Dane County. Name changed to Christian in 1840.

Clark
501 Archer Ave., Marshall, IL 62441
(217) 826-2811
http://clarkcountyil.org
Incorporated: March 23, 1819
Parent county: Crawford
Birth: 1865, County Clerk
Marriage: 1819, County Clerk
Death: 1865, County Clerk
Land: 1816, County Recorder
Probate: 1820, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk

Clay
Box 160, Louisville, IL 62858
(618) 665-3523
http://claycountyillinois.org
Incorporated: Dec. 23, 1824
Parent counties: Wayne, Fayette, Crawford
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1825, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1825, County Recorder
Probate: 1827, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk

Clinton
850 Fairfax St., Carlyle, IL 62231
(618) 594-2464
http://clintonco.illinois.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 27, 1824
Parent counties: Washington, Bond
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1825, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk

Coles
651 Jackson Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-0501
http://www.co.coles.il.us
Incorporated: Dec. 25, 1830
Parent counties: Clark, Edgar
Birth records: started in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1830, County Recorder
Probate: 1830, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1830, Circuit Court Clerk

Cook
69 W. Washington St., 5th floor, Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 443-5500
http://co.cook.il.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1831
Parent county: Putnam
Birth records: start in 1871, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1856, County Clerk
Death: 1871, County Clerk
Land: 1871, County Recorder
Probate: 1871, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1871, Circuit Court Clerk

Crawford
One Courthouse Sq., Box 655, Robinson, IL 62454
(618) 544-2590
http://crawfordcountycentral.com/circuitclerk/index.htm
Incorporated: Dec. 31, 1816
Parent county: Edwards
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1817, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1816, County Recorder
Probate: 1818, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1817, Circuit Court Clerk

Cumberland
Box 146, Toledo, IL 62468
(217) 849-2631
http://rr1.net/users/ourlocal/html/cumberland.html
Incorporated: March 2, 1843
Parent county: Coles
Birth records: start in 1885, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1880, County Clerk
Death: 1885, County Clerk
Land: 1885, County Recorder
Probate: 1884, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1885, Circuit Court Clerk

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Dane
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1839
Parent counties: Montgomery, Sangamon, Shelby
Notes: See Christian County. Name changed to Christian in 1840.

De Kalb
133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-7138
http://dekalbcounty.org
Incorporated: March 4, 1837
Parent county: Kane
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1838, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1838, Circuit Court Clerk

De Witt
201 W. Washington St., Box 439, Clinton, IL 61727
(217) 935-2195
http://dewittcountyill.com
Incorporated: March 1, 1839
Parent counties: Macon, McLean
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1828, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk

Douglas
401 S. Center St., Box 50, Tuscola, IL 61953
(217) 253-2352
http://www.douglascountyil.com
Incorporated: Feb. 8, 1859
Parent county: Coles
Birth records: start in 1851, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1851, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk

Du Page
550 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 407-5500
http://co.dupage.il.us
Incorporated: Feb. 9, 1839
Parent county: Cook
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1828, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk

Edgar
115 W. Court St., Paris, IL 61944
(217) 466-7433
http://edgarcounty-il.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 3, 1823
Parent county: Clark
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1823, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1823, County Recorder
Probate: 1823, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1823, Circuit Court Clerk

Edwards
50 E. Main St., Albion, IL 62806
(618) 445-2016
http://www.kindredtrails.com/IL_Edwards.html
Incorporated: Nov. 28, 1814
Parent counties: Madison, Gallatin
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1815, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1815, County Clerk
Probate: 1815, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1815, Circuit Court Clerk

Effingham
Box 628, Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-6535
http://co.effingham.il.us
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1831
Parent counties: Fayette, Crawford
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1833, County Clerk
Death: 1871, County Clerk
Land: 1833, County Recorder
Probate: 1838, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1833, Circuit Court Clerk

Fayette
221 S. Seventh, Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-5009
http://fayettecountyclerk.com
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1821
Parent counties: Bond, Clark, Crawford, Jefferson
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk-Recorder
Marriage: 1821, County Clerk-Recorder
Death: 1877, County Clerk-Recorder
Land: 1816, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk

Ford
200 W. State St., Box 80, Paxton, IL 60957
(217) 379-2641
http://fordcountycourthouse.com
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1859
Parent county: Vermilion
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1859, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1834, County Recorder
Probate: 1850, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1859, Circuit Court Clerk

Franklin
Box 485, Benton, IL 62812
(618) 439-2011
http://franklincountyil.org
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1818
Parent counties: White, Gallatin
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk

Fulton
100 N. Main St., Box 152, Lewistown, IL 61542
(309) 547-3041
http://www.fultonco.org
Incorporated: Jan. 28, 1823
Parent county: Pike
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1824, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1827, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1824, Circuit Court Clerk

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Gallatin
Box 249, Shawneetown, IL 62984
(618) 269-3140
http://rootsweb.com/~ilgalla2
Incorporated: Sept. 14, 1812
Parent county: Randolph
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1813, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1813, County Recorder
Probate: 1814, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1813, Circuit Court Clerk

Greene
519 N. Main St., Carrollton, IL 62016-1033
(217) 942-6412
http://greene-county.com
Incorporated: Jan. 20, 1821
Parent county: Madison
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1821, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk

Grundy
1320 Union St., Morris, IL 60450
(815) 941-3400
http://grundyco.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1841
Parent county: LaSalle
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1841, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1832, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk

Hamilton
100 S. Jackson St., McLeansboro, IL 62859
(618) 643-3224
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilhamilt
Incorporated: Feb. 8, 1821
Parent county: White
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1821, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1823, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk

Hancock
Box 189, Carthage, IL 62321
(217) 357-2616
http://www.hancockcountyclerk.org
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1825
Parent county: Pike
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1829, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1830, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1829, Circuit Court Clerk

Hardin
Box 308, Elizabethtown, IL 62931
(618) 287-2735
http://hardincountyil.org
Incorporated: March 2, 1839
Parent counties: Gallatin, Pope
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1884, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1814, County Recorder
Probate: 1884, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk

Henderson
Box 308, Oquawka, IL 61469
(309) 867-3121
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/county/henderson
Incorporated: Jan. 20, 1841
Parent county: Warren
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1841, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk

Henry
307 W. Center St., Cambridge, IL 61238
(309) 937-3578
http://henrycty.com
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1825
Parent county: Fulton
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Divorce: 1880, Circuit Court Clerk
Land: 1835, County Clerk
Probate: 1880, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1880, Circuit Court Clerk

Iroquois
550 S. Tenth St., Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 432-6950
http://co.iroquois.il.us
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1833
Parent county: Vermilion
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1866, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1834, County Recorder
Probate: 1834, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1834, Circuit Court Clerk

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Jackson
1001 Walnut St., Box 730, Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 687-7300
http://co.jackson.il.us
Incorporated: Jan. 10, 1816
Parent counties: Randolph, Johnson
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1843, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Burial: 1872, County Clerk
Land: 1814, County Recorder
Probate: 1840, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1843, Circuit Court Clerk

Jasper
100 W. Jourdan St., Newton, IL 62448
(618) 783-2524
http://jaspercountyillinois.org
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1831
Parent counties: Clay, Crawford
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1835, Circuit Court Clerk

Jefferson
100 S. Tenth St., Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8007
http://jeffil.us
Incorporated: March 26, 1819
Parent counties: Edwards, White
Birth records: start in 1851, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1851, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk

Jersey
201 W. Pearl St., Jerseyville, IL 62052
(618) 498-5571
http://jerseycounty-il.us
Incorporated: Feb. 28, 1839
Parent county: Greene
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk

Jo Daviess
330 N. Bench St., Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-0037
http://jodaviess.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1827
Parent counties: Henry, Putnam
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1828, County Recorder
Probate: 1828, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1827, Circuit Court Clerk

Johnson
Box 517, Vienna, IL 62995
(618) 658-4751
http://johnsoncountyil.com
Incorporated: Sep. 14, 1812
Parent county: Randolph
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1809, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1827, Circuit Court Clerk

Kane
540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 232-3413
http://countyofkane.org
Incorporated: Jan. 16, 1836
Parent counties: Cook, LaSalle
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk

Kankakee
189 E. Court St., Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 937-2990
http://co.kankakee.il.us
Incorporated: Feb.11, 1853
Parent county: Ford, Iroquois, Will
Birth records: start in 1851, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1851, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk

Kendall
111 W. Fox St., Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-4104
http://co.kendall.il.us
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1841
Parent counties: LaSalle, Kane
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Probate: 1847, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk

Knox
200 S. Cherry St., Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 345-3121
http://knoxcountyil.com
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1825
Parent counties: Fulton, Henry
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1878, County Recorder
Probate: 1830, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk

La Salle
707 Etna Rd., Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 434-8202
http://www.lasallecounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1831
Parent counties: Putnam, Tazewell
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: unknown, Recorder of Deeds
Probate: unknown, Probate Office
Court: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk

Lake
18 N. County St., Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 377-2000
http://lakecountyil.gov
Incorporated: March 1, 1839
Parent county: McHenry
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1840, Circuit Court Clerk

Lawrence
718 11th St.., Lawrenceville, IL 62439
(618) 943-5219
http://lawrencecountyillinois.com
Incorporated: Jan. 16, 1821
Parent counties: Crawford, Edwards
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1821, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1820, Circuit Court Clerk

Lee
309 Galena Ave., Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-3309
http://countyoflee.org
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1839
Parent county: Ogle
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1838, County Clerk
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1840, Circuit Court Clerk

Livingston
112 W. Madison St., Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-3664
http://livingstoncounty-il.org
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1837
Parent counties: La Salle, McLean
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk

Logan
Box 278., Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732-4148
http://co.logan.il.us
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1839
Parent counties: McLean, Sangamon, Tazewell
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1857, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1829, County Recorder
Probate: 1855, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1857, Circuit Court Clerk

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Macon
141 W. Main St., Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 424-1405
http://maconcounty-il.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 19, 1829
Parent county: Shelby
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Probate: 1831, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1829, Circuit Court Clerk

Macoupin
21480 B IL Rte. 4, Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-7727
http://macoupincountyil.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 17, 1829
Parent counties: Madison, Greene
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1829, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1829, County Recorder
Probate: 1829, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1829, Circuit Court Clerk

Madison
157 N. Main St, Ste. 165, Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 269-4580
http://www.co.madison.il.us
Incorporated: Sep. 14, 1812
Parent county: St. Clair
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1813, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Probate: 1813, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1803, Circuit Court Clerk
Land: 1802, County Recorder

Marion
101 E. Broadway, Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-3400
http://sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/irad/marion.html
Incorporated: Jan. 1816
Parent counties: Fayette, Jefferson
Birth: start in 1851, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown, County Clerk
Death: 1851, County Clerk
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk

Marshall
122 N. Prairie St., Lacon, IL 61540
(309) 246-6435
http://co.marshall.il.us
Incorporated: Jan. 19, 1839
Parent counties: La Salle, Putnam
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Probate: 1830, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1840, Circuit Court Clerk

Mason
125 N. Plum, Havana, IL 62644
(309) 543-6661
http://masoncountyil.org
Incorporated: Jan. 20, 1841
Parent counties: Tazewell, Menard
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1841, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1827, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk

Massac
Box 429, Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-5213
http://sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/irad/massac.html
Incorporated: Feb. 8, 1843
Parent counties: Pope, Johnson
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1843, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1843, County Recorder
Probate: 1843, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1843, Circuit Court Clerk

McDonough
1 Courthouse Sq., Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 837-4889
http://macomb.com/government.html
Incorporated: Jan. 25, 1826
Parent county: Schuyler
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1830, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1833, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: unknown, Circuit Court Clerk

McHenry
2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 334-4000
http://co.mchenry.il.us
Incorporated: Jan. 16, 1836
Parent county: Cook
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Probate: 1840, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk

McLean
104 W. Front St., Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 888-5001
http://co.mchenry.il.us
Incorporated: Dec. 25, 1830
Parent counties: Tazewell, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1887, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1931, County Recorder
Probate: 1831, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1831, Circuit Court Clerk

Menard
Box 465, Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-3201
http://menardcountyil.com
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1839
Parent county: Sangamon
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1821, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk

Mercer
Box 66, Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-7122
http://mercercountyil.org
Incorporated: 13 Jan. 13, 1825
Parent county: Pike
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1834, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk

Monroe
100 S. Main St., Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-8681
http://monroecountyil.org/directory.aspx
Incorporated: Jan. 6, 1816
Parent counties: Randolph, St. Clair
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1816, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1816, County Recorder
Probate: 1820, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1816, Circuit Court Clerk

Montgomery
120 N. Main St., Box C., Hillsboro, IL 62049
(217) 532-9546
http://montgomeryco.com/index.php
Incorporated: Feb. 21, 1821
Parent counties: Bond, Madison
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1821, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1819, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk

Morgan
300 W. State St., Box 1120, Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-5419
http://morgancounty-il.com
Incorporated: Jan. 31, 1823
Parent counties: Greene, Sangamon
Birth records: start in 1851, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1827, County Clerk
Death: 1851, County Clerk
Land: 1824, County Recorder
Probate: 1824, County Clerk
Court: 1827, County Clerk

Moultrie
10 S. Main St., Sullivan, IL 61951
(217) 728-4622
http://www.kindredtrails.com/IL_Moultrie.html
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1843
Parent counties: Shelby, Macon
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1843, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1831, County Recorder
Probate: 1845, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1840, Circuit Court Clerk

Ogle
106 S. 5th, Ste. 104, Oregon, IL 61061
(815) 732-9093
http://oglecounty.org
Incorporated: Jan.16, 1836
Parent counties: Jo Daviess, La Salle
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk

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Peoria
324 Main St. Room G22, Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 672-6989
http://www.co.peoria.il.us
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1825
Parent county: Fulton
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1825, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk

Perry
Box 219, Pinckneyville, IL 62274
(618) 357-6726
http://perrycountyil.org
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1827
Parent counties: Randolph, Jackson
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1827, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1828, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1827, Circuit Court Clerk

Piatt
101 W. Washington St., Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-4966
http://piattcounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 27, 1841
Parent counties: DeWitt, Macon
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1841, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1840, County Recorder
Probate: 1843, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk

Pike
100 E. Washington St., Pittsfield, IL 62363
(217) 285-6612
http://pikeil.org
Incorporated: Jan. 31, 1821
Parent county: Madison
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1827, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1819, Circuit Court Clerk

Pope
Box 438, Golconda, IL 62938
(618) 683-3941
http://popeco.net
Incorporated: Jan. 10, 1816
Parent counties: Gallatin, Johnson
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1813, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1816, County Recorder
Probate: 1816, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1817, Circuit Court Clerk

Pulaski
500 Illinois Ave., Box 88, Mound City, IL 62963
(618) 748-9300
http://pulaskicountyil.net/index.php
Incorporated: March 3, 1843
Parent counties: Alexander, Johnson
Birth records: start in 1882, kept by County Clerk
Marriage records: start in 1861, kept by County Clerk
Death: 1882, County Clerk
Probate: 1862, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1857, Circuit Court Clerk
Land: 1843, County Recorder

Putnam
120 N. Fourth St., Hennepin, IL 61327
(815) 925-7016
http://putnamcountyil.com
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1825
Parent county: Fulton
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1831, County Recorder
Probate: 1831, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1831, Circuit Court Clerk

Randolph
1 Taylor St., Chester, IL 62233
(618) 826-3116
http://randolphco.org
Incorporated: Oct. 5, 1795
Parent counties: NW Territory, St. Clair
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1824, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1724, County Recorder
Probate: 1722, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1722, Circuit Court Clerk

Richland
103 W. Main St., Box 21, Olney, IL 62450
(618) 392-2151
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilrichla
Incorporated: Feb. 24, 1841
Parent counties: Clay, Lawrence
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1841, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1842, Circuit Court Clerk

Rock Island
210 15th St., Box 5230, Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 786-3029
http://co.rock-island.il.us
Incorporated: Feb. 9, 1831
Parent county: Jo Daviess
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1833, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1835, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1834, Circuit Court Clerk

Saline
10 E. Poplar St., Harrisburg, IL 62946
(618) 253-5096
http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline
Incorporated: Feb.25, 1847
Parent county: Gallatin
Birth records: start in 1877, kept the at County Clerk
Marriage: 1845, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1847, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1848, Circuit Court Clerk

Sangamon
200 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 753-6674
http://co.sangamon.il.us
Incorporated: Jan. 30, 1821
Parent counties: Bond, Madison
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1821, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1822, County Recorder
Probate: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1821, Circuit Court Clerk

Schuyler
Box 80, Rushville, IL 62681
(217) 322-4633
http://schuylercountyillinois.com
Incorporated: Jan.13, 1825
Parent county: Pike
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1825, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1825, Circuit Court Clerk

Scott
35 E. Market St., Winchester, IL 62694
(217) 742-5217
http://sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/irad/scott.html
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1839
Parent county: Morgan
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1823, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk

Shelby
Box 469 Shelbyville, IL 62565
(217) 774-4212
http://shelbycounty-il.com
Incorporated: Jan. 23, 1827
Parent county: Fayette
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1827, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1827, County Recorder
Probate: 1831, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1827, Circuit Court Clerk

St. Clair
10 Public Sq., Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 277-6932
http://co.st-clair.il.us
Incorporated: April 27, 1790
Parent county: Northwest Territory
Birth records: start in 1823, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1763, County Clerk
Death: 1832, County Clerk
Land: 1786, County Recorder
Probate: 1772, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1778, Circuit Court Clerk

Stark
130 W. Main St., Box 426, Toulon, IL 61483
(309) 286-5941
http://starkco.illinois.gov
Incorporated: March 2, 1839
Parent counties: Knox, Putnam
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1817, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk

Stephenson
15 N. Galena Ave., Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 235-8266
http://www.co.stephenson.il.us
Incorporated: March 4, 1837
Parent counties: Jo Daviess, Winnebago
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1837, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, County Clerk
Court: 1837, County Clerk

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Tazewell
324 Court St., Pekin IL 61554
(309) 477-2214
http://tazewell.com
Incorporated: Jan. 31, 1827
Parent counties: Fayette, Peoria
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1827, County Clerk
Death: 1877. County Clerk
Land: 1825, County Recorder
Probate: 1827, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1827, Circuit Court Clerk

Union
309 W. Market St., Jonesboro, IL 62952
(618) 833-5711
http://unioncountyil.net
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1818
Parent counties: Johnson, Jackson
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1818 Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1817, Circuit Court Clerk

Vermilion
6 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61832-5879
(217) 431-2540
http://co.vermilion.il.us
Incorporated: Jan. 18, 1826
Parent county: Edgar
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1826, County Clerk
Death: 1877,County Clerk
Land: 1826, County Recorder
Probate: 1826, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1826, Circuit Court Clerk

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Wabash
401 Market St., Box 277, Mount Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 262-4561
http://wabashcountychamber.com
Incorporated: Dec. 27, 1824
Parent county: Edwards
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1857, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1857, County Recorder
Probate: 1851, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1851, Circuit Court Clerk

Warren
100 W. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462
(309) 734-8592
http://warrencountyil.com
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1825
Parent county: Pike
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1800, County Recorder
Probate: 1830, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1832, Circuit Court Clerk

Washington
101 E. St. Louis St., Nashville, IL 62263
(618) 327-4800
http://washington.ilgenweb.net
Incorporated: Jan. 2, 1818
Parent county: St. Clair
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1815, County Recorder
Probate: 1818, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1818, Circuit Court Clerk

Wayne
Box 187, Fairfield, IL 62837
(618) 842-5182
http://wayne.ilgenweb.net
Incorporated: March 26, 1819
Parent county: Edwards
Birth records: start in 1886, kept by the County Clerk
Marriage: 1850, County Clerk
Death: 1886, County Clerk
Land: 1865, County Recorder
Probate: 1886, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1819, Circuit Court Clerk

White
Box 339, Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-7211
http://whitecounty-il.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 9, 1815
Parent county: Madison
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1816, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Probate: 1816, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1816, County Recorder
Land: 1816, County Recorder

Whiteside
200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 740-4615
http://whiteside.org
Incorporated: Jan. 16, 1836
Parent counties: Jo Daviess, Henry
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1857, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1838, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1838, Circuit Court Clerk

Will
302 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 740-4615
http://willcountyillinois.com
Incorporated: Jan. 12, 1836
Parent counties: Cook, Iroquois
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by the County Clerk
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1853, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk

Williamson
200 W. Jefferson St., Box 1108, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-1301
http://williamsoncountycourthouse.com
Incorporated: Feb. 28, 1839
Parent county: Franklin
Birth records: start in 1877, kept a the County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1818, County Recorder
Probate: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1840, Circuit Court Clerk

Winnebago
401 Division St., Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 987-3050
http://co.winnebago.il.us
Incorporated: Jan.1 , 1836
Parent counties: Jo Daviess, La Salle
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1837, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1836, Circuit Court Clerk

Woodford
115 N. Main St., Eureka, IL 61530
(309) 467-2822
http://woodford-county.org
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1841
Parent counties: Tazewell, McLean
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1841, County Clerk
Death: 1877, County Clerk
Land: 1831, County Recorder
Probate: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk
Court: 1841, Circuit Court Clerk
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