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Crawford County, Illinois Facts

Crawford County

When was Crawford County, IL Created?
Crawford County was established on December 31, 1816 from Edwards County. This county was named for William H. Crawford (1772–1834), ninth United States Secretary of War, seventh Secretary of the Treasury.

What is the County Seat of Crawford County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Robinson ((prior county seats was Home of Edward N. Cullom from 1816-1818 and Palestine from 1818-1843) also, the county government website is www.crawfordcountycentral.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Crawford County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Clark County (north), Sullivan County, Indiana (east), Knox County, Indiana (southeast), Lawrence County (south), Richland County (southwest), Jasper County (west)

What cities and towns are in Crawford County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Robinson, Flat Rock, Hutsonville, Oblong, Palestine, Stoy.

What Townships are in Crawford County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Licking, Lamotte, Hutsonville, Honey Creek, Prairie, Oblong, Martin, Montgomery, Southwest, Robinson.


Crawford County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Crawford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Crawford 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 Crawford 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.


Crawford County, IL Census Records

What Crawford County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Crawford 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.

Crawford Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Crawford Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Crawford 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


Crawford County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Crawford County Courthouse

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

  • Crawford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1 Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 602, Robinson, IL 62454
  • Crawford 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: County Clerk 618-546-1212 or 544-2590; Recorder 618-546-1212 or 544-2590
    • Marriage Records: 1817
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1816
  • Crawford 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: 618-544-3512
    • Probate Records: 1818
    • Court Records: 1817
  • Crawford 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

Crawford County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Crawford County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Crawford 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.

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Crawford Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Crawford Co. IL Military Records

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