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When was Coles County, IL Created?
Coles County was established on December 25, 1830 from Clark County and Edgar County. This county was named for Edward Coles (1786–1868), second Governor of Illinois, responsible for the abolition of slavery in Illinois .
What counties are adjacent to Coles County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Douglas County (north), Edgar County (northeast), Clark County (southeast), Cumberland County (south), Shelby County (west), Moultrie County (west)
What cities and towns are in Coles County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Charleston, Mattoon, Ashmore, Humboldt, Lerna, Oakland.
What Townships are in Coles County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Lafayette, Hutton, Humboldt, East Oakland, Ashmore, Charleston, Pleasant Grove, North Okaw, Paradise, Mattoon, Morgan, Seven Hickory.
Where can find Coles County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Coles 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 Coles 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.
What Coles County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Coles County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Coles Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coles Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coles 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Coles County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Coles County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Coles County, IL?
A list of Coles County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Coles County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Coles County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Coles 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.