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Henderson County, Illinois
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Henderson County, Illinois Facts

Henderson County

When was Henderson County, IL Created?
Henderson County was established on January 20, 1841 from Warren County. This county was named for Henderson County, Kentucky, which was itself named after Richard Henderson.

What is the County Seat of Henderson County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Cambridge also, the county government website is unkown .

What counties are adjacent to Henderson County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Mercer County (north), Warren County (east), McDonough County (southeast), Hancock County (southwest), Lee County, Iowa (southwest), Des Moines County, Iowa (west)

What cities and towns are in Henderson County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Biggsville, Dallas City (mostly in Hancock County), Gladstone, Gulf Port, Lomax, Media, Oquawka, Raritan, Stronghurst.

What Townships are in Henderson County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Gladstone, Biggsville, Bald Bluff, Carman, Raritan, Oquawka, Media, Lomax, Rozetta, Stronghurst, Terre Haute.

Henderson County, IL Vital Records

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

Henderson County, IL Census Records

What Henderson County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Henderson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Henderson County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Henderson County Courthouse

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

  • Henderson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 307 Warren Street, Oquawka, IL 61469
  • Henderson 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: 309-867-2911
    • Marriage Records: 1841
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1818
  • Henderson 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: 309-867-3121
    • Probate Records: 1839
    • Court Records: 1841
  • Henderson 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

Henderson County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Henderson Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Henderson Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Henderson Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Henderson Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Henderson Co. IL General and History Websites

Henderson Co. IL Military Records

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