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When was Rock Island County, IL Created?
Rock Island County was established on February 9, 1831 from Jo Daviess County. This county was named for Rock Island.
What is the County Seat of Rock Island County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Rock Island (prior county seats was Farnhamsburg [House of John Barrell] from 1833–1835, Stephenson from 1835–1841, Name changed to Rock Island in 1841) also, the county government website is www.rockislandcounty.org/ .
What counties are adjacent to Rock Island County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Clinton County, Iowa (north), Whiteside County (northeast), Henry County (southeast), Mercer County (south), Louisa County, Iowa (southwest), Muscatine County, Iowa (west), Scott County, Iowa (northwest)
What cities and towns are in Rock Island County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Andalusia, Buffalo Prairie, Campbell's Island (unincorporated), Carbon Cliff, Castle Junction, Coal Valley, Cordova, Coyne Center, East Moline, Edgington, Ginger Hill, Hampton, Hillsdale, Illinois City, Milan, Moline, Oak Grove, Port Byron, Rapids City, Reynolds, Rock Island, Rock Island Arsenal, Taylor Ridge, Silvis.
What Townships are in Rock Island County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Hampton, Edgington, Buffalo Prairie, Bowling, Blackhawk, Andalusia, Coal Valley, Coe, Canoe Creek, Cordova, Drury, Port Byron, Moline, South Moline, South Rock Island, Rock Island, Rural, Zuma.
Where can find Rock Island County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rock Island 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 Rock Island 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.
What Rock Island County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rock Island 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.
Rock Island Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rock Island Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rock Island 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Rock Island County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Rock Island County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rock Island County, IL?
A list of Rock Island County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Rock Island County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Rock Island County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rock Island 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.