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When was Hancock County, IL Created?
Hancock County was established on January 13, 1825 from Pike County. This county was named for John Hancock (1737–1793), first governor of the Massachusetts colony and president of the Second Continental Congress.
What counties are adjacent to Hancock County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Henderson County (northeast), McDonough County (east), Schuyler County (southeast), Adams County (south), Lewis County, Missouri (southwest), Clark County, Missouri (west), Lee County, Iowa (northwest)
What cities and towns are in Hancock County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Augusta, Basco, Bentley, Bowen, Carthage, Dallas City (partly in Henderson County), Elvaston, Ferris, Fountain Green, Hamilton, La Harpe, Nauvoo, Plymouth, Pontoosuc, Warsaw, West Point.
What Townships are in Hancock County, IL?
Townships located in the County include La Harpe, Hancock, Harmony, Fountain Green, Appanoose, Augusta, Bear Creek, Chili, Carthage, Dallas City, Durham, Pontoosuc, Prairie, Pilot Grove, Montebello, Nauvoo, St. Mary's, St. Albans, Sonora, Rocky Run, Rock Creek, Walker, Warsaw, Wilcox, Wythe.
Where can find Hancock County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hancock County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Hancock Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hancock 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 Hancock County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hancock 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 Hancock County, IL?
A list of Hancock County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Hancock County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Hancock County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hancock 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.