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Bond County, Illinois Facts

Bond County

When was Bond County, IL Created?
Bond County was established on January 4, 1817 from Madison County. This county was named for Shadrach Bond (1773–1832), First Governor of Illinois.

What is the County Seat of Bond County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Greenville since 1821 (prior county seats was Hills Station or Hills Fort (1817), Perryville (1817–1821)) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Bond County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Montgomery County, Fayette County, Clinton County, Madison County

What cities and towns are in Bond County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Donnellson, Greenville, Keyesport, Mulberry Grove, Old Ripley, Panama, Pierron, Pocahontas, Smithboro, Sorento.

What Townships are in Bond County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Lagrange, Burgess, Central, Pleasant Mound, Old Ripley, Mills, Mulberry Grove, Shoal Creek, Tamalco.

Bond County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Bond County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bond County vital records can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Illinois for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Bond County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Bond County, IL Census Records

What Bond County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bond County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bond Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bond Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bond Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Bond County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Bond County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bond County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bond County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Bond County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 W. College 203 County Office Bldg., Greenville, IL 62246
  • Bond County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County. The Recorder's duties are receiving, filing and maintaining all records related to real property in our county. These documents range from all types of conveyance deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments, property liens, as well as, assorted federal, state and local liens. The Recorder’s office is responsible for the recordation and storage of plats of subdivision, land surveys and monument records. Many other types of miscellaneous documents are recorded, such as; foreign birth certificates, foreign marriage licenses, and military discharge paperwork to name a few.
    • Phone: 618-664-0449
    • Marriage Records: 1817
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1817
  • Bond County Clerk of the Circuit Court, commonly known as the Circuit Clerk, is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office retains documents some of which include criminal law, chancery, support, probate, adoption, ect....
    • Phone: 618-664-3208
    • Probate Records: 1821
    • Court Records: 1817
  • Bond County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the statutory duties required as County Treasurer and as Ex-Officio County Collector of Real Estate Property Taxes and Drainage District Taxes for the entire county.
  • The county archives of the state of Illinois
  • Local Government Records Database - provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system
  • BLM Land Records

Bond County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bond County, IL?
A list of Bond County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Bond County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bond County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bond County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Bond Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bond Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bond Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Bond Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bond Co. IL General and History Websites

Bond Co. IL Military Records

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