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Logan County, Illinois

Logan County

Logan County was founded on February 15, 1839 from McLean County, Sangamon County and Tazewell County. This county was named for John Logan, a country doctor and early settler, and the father of John A. Logan..

The Logan County Seat is located in Lincoln (prior county seats was Postville [Name changed to Camden prior to 1847] from 1839–1847, Mt. Pulaski from 1847–1853) also, the county government website is .

Areas bordering to Logan County are  McLean County (northeast), DeWitt County (east), Macon County (southeast), Sangamon County (south), Menard County (west), Mason County (northwest), Tazewell County (northwest)

Cities, Towns & Villages located in Logan County include  Atlanta, Beason, Broadwell, Burtonview, Chestervale, Chestnut, Cornland, Elkhart, Emden, Hartsburg, Lake Fork, Lawndale, Latham, Lincoln, Middletown, Mount Pulaski, New Holland, San Jose.

Townships located in Logan County include  Lake Fork, Laenna, Hurlbut, Eminence, East Lincoln, Elkhart, Broadwell, Aetna, Atlanta, Chester, Corwin, Prairie Creek, Orvil, Oran, Mount Pulaski, Sheridan, West Lincoln.

Logan 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 Logan 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.

Logan County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Logan Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Logan Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Logan Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Logan County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Logan County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Logan County Courthouse and Government Records

Logan County Courthouse

frequently fail to notice the significance of Logan 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 Logan 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 Logan 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. Total record loss (1839–1857) due to a Fire on April 15, 1857

Remember to contact the clerk's office to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics in advance of visiting or asking for information because of in some cases changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Most staff will help people in finding the materials, but it's up to the person to perform the researching.
  • Logan County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 601 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL 62656
  • Logan 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: 217-732-4148
    • Marriage Records: 1857
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1829
  • Logan 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: 217-735-2376
    • Probate Records: 1855
    • Court Records: 1857
  • Logan 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.

Logan County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Logan 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 Logan County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Logan Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Logan Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Logan Co. IL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Logan Co. IL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Logan Co. IL Census Records

Logan Co. IL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Logan Co. IL Church & Bible Records

Logan Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Logan Co. IL General and History Websites

Logan Co. IL Military Records

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