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Crawford County was founded 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.
The Crawford 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/ .
Areas bordering to Crawford County are Clark County (north), Sullivan County, Indiana (east), Knox County, Indiana (southeast), Lawrence County (south), Richland County (southwest), Jasper County (west)
Cities, Towns & Villages located in Crawford County include Robinson, Flat Rock, Hutsonville, Oblong, Palestine, Stoy.
Townships located in Crawford County include Licking, Lamotte, Hutsonville, Honey Creek, Prairie, Oblong, Martin, Montgomery, Southwest, Robinson.
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 Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Crawford 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.
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.
A list of Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
frequently fail to notice the significance of Crawford 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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. Fire on March 28, 1999. Some records lost or damaged.
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated 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. Feel free to provide your own preferred Crawford County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.