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Jasper County, Illinois Facts

Jasper County

When was Jasper County, IL Created?
Jasper County was established on February 15, 1831 from Clay County and Crawford County. This county was named for Sgt. William Jasper (c. 1750-1779),  a Sergeant of the American Revolutionary War who, during the action in Charleston harbor, replaced the flag shot away at Fort Moultrie, and later was killed at Savannah in 1779.

What is the County Seat of Jasper County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Newton (prior county seats was ) also, the county government website is www.jaspercountyillinois.org .

What counties are adjacent to Jasper County, IL?
Bordering Counties are   Cumberland County (north), Clark County (northeast), Crawford County (east), Richland County (south), Clay County (southwest), Effingham County (west)

What cities and towns are in Jasper County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Newton, Ste. Marie, Hidalgo, Rose Hill, Wheeler, Willow Hill, Yale.

What Townships are in Jasper County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Hunt City, Fox, Grandville, Grove, Crooked Creek, North Muddy, South Muddy, Smallwood, Sainte Marie, Wade, Willow Hill.


Jasper County, IL Vital Records

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


Jasper County, IL Census Records

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

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


Jasper County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Jasper County Courthouse

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

  • Jasper County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 W. Jourdan St., Newton, IL 62448
  • Jasper 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.
    • Address: Jasper County Office Bldg., 204 West Washington St., Ste. 2, Newton, IL 62448-1252
    • Phone: 618-783-3124
    • Marriage Records: 1835
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1835
  • Jasper 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: 618-783-2524
    • Probate Records: 1835
    • Court Records: 1835
  • Jasper 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

Jasper County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Jasper Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

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Jasper Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Jasper Co. IL General and History Websites

Jasper Co. IL Military Records

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