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Montgomery County, Illinois
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Montgomery County, Illinois Facts

Montgomery County

When was Montgomery County, IL Created?
Montgomery County was established on February 21, 1821 from Bond County and Madison County. This county was named for Gen. Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), brigadier-general in the Continental Army who led the unsuccessful invasion of Canada.

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Hillsboro (prior county seats was Hamilton—Designated but never established from 1821–1823) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Sangamon County (north), Shelby County (northeast), Christian County (northeast), Fayette County (southeast), Bond County (south), Madison County (southwest), Macoupin County (west)

What cities and towns are in Montgomery County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Butler, Coalton, Coffeen, Donnellson, Farmersville, Fillmore, Harvel, Hillsboro, Irving, Litchfield, Nokomis, Ohlman, Panama, Raymond, Schram City, Taylor Springs, Waggoner, Walshville, Wenonah, Witt.

What Townships are in Montgomery County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Hillsboro, Harvel, Irving, Fillmore, East Fork, Grisham, Bois D’Arc, Audubon, Butler Grove, Raymond, Pitman, North Litchfield, Nokomis, South Litchfield, South Fillmore, Rountree, Walshville, Witt, Zanesville.

Montgomery County, IL Vital Records

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

Montgomery County, IL Census Records

What Montgomery County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Montgomery County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Montgomery County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

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

  • Montgomery County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: #1 Courthouse Square, Hillsboro, IL 62049
  • Montgomery 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: 217-532-9530
    • Marriage Records: 1821
    • Birth & Death Records: 1862 / 1877
    • Land Records: 1819
  • Montgomery 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: 217-532-9546
    • Probate Records: 1821
    • Court Records: 1821
  • Montgomery 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.
  • Montgomery County Illinois Land Records
  • 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

Montgomery County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Montgomery Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Montgomery Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. IL General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. IL Military Records

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