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Iroquois County, Illinois
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Iroquois County, Illinois Facts

Iroquois County

When was Iroquois County, IL Created?
Iroquois County was established on February 26, 1833 from unorganized land (Vermilion County). This county was named for the Iroquois Native Americans .

What is the County Seat of Iroquois County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Watseka (prior county seats was Montgomery from 1837–1839, Middleport from 1839–1865) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Iroquois County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Kankakee County (north), Newton County, Indiana (east), Benton County, Indiana (east), Vermilion County (south), Ford County (west)

What cities and towns are in Iroquois County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Gilman, Watseka, Ashkum, Beaverville, Buckley, Chebanse, Cissna Park, Clifton, Crescent City, Danforth, Donovan, Iroquois, Loda, Martinton, Milford, Onarga, Papineau, Sheldon, Stockland, Thawville, Wellington, Woodland.

What Townships are in Iroquois County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Iroquois, Fountain Creek, Ashkum, Artesia, Ash Grove, Beaverville, Beaver, Belmont, Chebanse, Danforth, Crescent, Concord, Douglas, Prairie Green, Pigeon Grove, Onarga, Papineau, Martinton, Lovejoy, Loda, Middleport, Milks Grove, Milford, Sheldon, Ridgeland, Stockland.

Iroquois County, IL Vital Records

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

Iroquois County, IL Census Records

What Iroquois County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Iroquois County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Iroquois County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Iroquois County Courthouse

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

  • Iroquois County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, IL 60970
  • Iroquois 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: County Clerk 815-432-6960 ; Recorder 815-432-6962
    • Marriage Records: 1866
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1834
  • Iroquois 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: 815-432-6950
    • Probate Records: 1834
    • Court Records: 1834
  • Iroquois 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

Iroquois County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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