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Gallatin County, Illinois
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Gallatin County, Illinois Facts

Gallatin County

When was Gallatin County, IL Created?
Gallatin County was established on September 14, 1812 from Randolph County. This county was named for Albert Gallatin (1761–1849), fourth and longest-serving United States Secretary of the Treasury.

What is the County Seat of Gallatin County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Shawneetown (prior county seats was Shawneetown from 1812–1827, Equality from 1827–1848) also, the county government website is unkown .

What counties are adjacent to Gallatin County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  White County (north), Posey County, Indiana (northeast), Union County, Kentucky (east), Hardin County (south), Saline County (west), Hamilton County (northwest)

What cities and towns are in Gallatin County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Equality, Junction, New Haven, Old Shawneetown, Omaha, Ridgway, Shawneetown.

What Townships are in Gallatin County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Equality, Eagle Creek, Gold Hill, Bowlesville, Asbury, Omaha, North Fork, New Haven, Shawnee, Ridgway.

Gallatin County, IL Vital Records

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

Gallatin County, IL Census Records

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

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

Gallatin County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Gallatin County Courthouse

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

  • Gallatin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 484 North Lincoln Blvd West, Shawneetown, IL 62984
  • Gallatin 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: 618-269-3025
    • Marriage Records: 1813
    • Birth & Death Records: 1878
    • Land Records: 1813
  • Gallatin 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: 618-269-3140
    • Probate Records: 1814
    • Court Records: 1813
  • Gallatin 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

Gallatin County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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