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When was Ford County, IL Created?
Ford County was established on February 17, 1859 from unorganized areas (Vermilion County). This county was named for Thomas Ford (1800–1850), eighth Governor of Illinois; served during the Illinois Mormon War .
What counties are adjacent to Ford County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Kankakee County (north), Iroquois County (east), Vermilion County (southeast), Champaign County (south), McLean County (southwest), Livingston County (west)
What cities and towns are in Ford County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Gibson City, Paxton , Cabery , Elliott, Kempton, Melvin, Piper City, Roberts, Sibley, Benton, Christopher, Orient, Sesser, West Frankfort, Zeigler, Buckner, Ewing, Freeman Spur, Hanaford, Macedonia , Mulkeytown, North City, Royalton, Thompsonville, Valier, West City.
What Townships are in Ford County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Brenton, Button, Dix, Drummer, Peach Orchard, Pella, Patton, Lyman, Mona, Rogers, Wall, Sullivant.
Where can find Ford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ford 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 Ford 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 Ford County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ford 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.
Ford Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ford Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ford 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 Ford County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Ford 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 Ford County, IL?
A list of Ford County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Ford County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Ford County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ford 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.