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Clark County was founded on March 23, 1819 from Crawford County. This county was named for George Rogers Clark (1752–1818), highest-ranking officer in the Northwest Territory during the American Revolution .
The Clark County Seat is located in Marshall (prior county seats was Aurora from 1818-1823, Darwin (Name changed from McClure’s Bluff) from1823-1838) also, the county government website is www.clarkcountyil.org .
Areas bordering to Clark County are Edgar County (north), Vigo County, Indiana (northeast), Sullivan County, Indiana (southeast), Crawford County (south), Jasper County (southwest), Cumberland County (west), Coles County (northwest)
Cities, Towns & Villages located in Clark County include Casey, Clarksville , Marshall, Martinsville, Westfield, West Union.
Townships located in Clark County include Johnson, Anderson, Auburn, Casey, Darwin, Dolson, Douglas, Orange, Parker, Melrose, Marshall, Martinsville, Wabash, Westfield, York.
Clark 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 Clark County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Clark County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Clark Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Clark Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Clark Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Clark County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
frequently fail to notice the significance of Clark County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the dreams and worries of the many Illinois people.
The chances are very good that your forefathers have left a detailed record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Clark County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Clark county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for this county which may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, court records, and so forth. Some records lost or damaged in a fire on December 30, 1902
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Clark 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. Feel free to provide your own preferred Clark County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.