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Jackson County was founded on January 10, 1816 from Johnson County and Randolph County. This county was named for Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh President of the United States, United States Senator from Tennessee, and general in the War of 1812.
The Jackson County Seat is located in Murphysboro (prior county seats was House of Nathan Davis on Big Muddy River from 1816–1817, Brownsville from 1817–1843) also, the county government website is www.co.jackson.il.us .
Cities, Towns & Villages located in Jackson County include Ava, Campbell Hill, Carbondale, De Soto, Dowell, Elkville, Gorham, Grand Tower, Makanda, Murphysboro, Vergennes.
Townships located in Jackson County include Levan, Kinkaid, Elk, Fountain Bluff, Grand Tower, Bradley, Carbondale, DeSoto, Degognia, Pomona, Ora, Makanda, Murphysboro, Somerset, Sand Ridge, Vergennes.
Jackson 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 Jackson 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.
Jackson County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Jackson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
frequently fail to notice the significance of Jackson County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the dreams and worries of the many Illinois people.
The chances are very good that your forefathers have left a detailed record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Jackson County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Jackson county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for this county which may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, court records, and so forth. Some records lost or damaged in a fire on June 10, 1843
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Jackson 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. Feel free to provide your own preferred Jackson County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.