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When was DeWitt County, IL Created?
DeWitt County was established on March 1, 1839 from Macon County and McLean County. This county was named for DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828), Governor of New York, responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal.
What cities and towns are in DeWitt County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Clinton, Farmer City, DeWitt, Kenney, Wapella, Waynesville, Weldon.
What Townships are in DeWitt County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Harp, Barnett, Clintonia, Creek, DeWitt, Nixon, Rutledge, Santa Anna, Turnbridge, Texas, Wapella, Waynesville, Wilson.
Where can find DeWitt County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
DeWitt 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 DeWitt 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 DeWitt County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for DeWitt County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
DeWitt Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. DeWitt Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. DeWitt 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 DeWitt County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in DeWitt 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 DeWitt County, IL?
A list of DeWitt County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other DeWitt County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in DeWitt County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to DeWitt 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.