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When was Douglas County, IL Created?
Douglas County was established on February 16, 1859 from Coles County. This county was named for Stephen A. Douglas (1813–1861), prominent Illinois Democrat who engaged in debates with Abraham Lincoln.
What counties are adjacent to Douglas County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Champaign County (north), Vermilion County (northeast), Edgar County (east), Coles County (south), Moultrie County (west), Piatt County (northwest)
What cities and towns are in Douglas County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arcola, Arthur, Atwood, Camargo, Garrett, Hindsboro, Hugo, Newman, Tuscola, Villa Grove.
What Townships are in Douglas County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Garrett, Bourbon, Bowdre, Arcola, Camargo, Murdock, Newman, Sargent, Tuscola.
Where can find Douglas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Douglas 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 Douglas 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 Douglas County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Douglas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Douglas Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas 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 Douglas County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Douglas 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 Douglas County, IL?
A list of Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Douglas County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Douglas County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Douglas 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.