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St Clair County was founded on April 27, 1790 from the Northwest Territory (St. Clair County was the first county established in Illinois, at the time a part of the Northwest Territory). This county was named for Arthur St. Clair (1737-1818), major general in the American Revolutionary War and first Governor of the Northwest Territory.
The St Clair County Seat is located in Belleville (three judicial districts was initially established in Cahokia, Kaskaskia and Prairie du Rocher. With the formation of Randolph County in 1795, Cahokia became the sole seat of government for St. Clair County from 1790–1814) also, the county government website is www.co.st-clair.il.us .
Areas bordering to St Clair County are Madison County (north), Clinton County (northeast), Washington County (east), Randolph County (south), Monroe County (southwest), St. Louis, Missouri (west), St. Louis County, Missouri (west)
Cities, Towns & Villages located in St Clair County include Alorton, Belleville, Brooklyn, Cahokia, Caseyville, Centreville, Collinsville, Dupo, East Carondelet, East St. Louis, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Fayetteville, Freeburg, Lebanon, Lenzburg, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, O'Fallon, Sauget, Scott AFB, Shiloh, Smithton, St. Libory, Summerfield, Swansea, Washington Park.
Townships located in St Clair County include Belleville, Lebanon, Lenzburg, Fayetteville, Engelmann, East St. Louis, Freeburg, Canteen, Caseyville, Centreville, Prairie du Long, O’Fallon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, Stites, St. Clair, Shiloh Valley, Smithton, Sugarloaf, Stookey.
St Clair 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 St Clair 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.
St Clair County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
St Clair Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St Clair Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St Clair 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 St Clair County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
frequently fail to notice the significance of St Clair 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 St Clair 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 below information and facts denotes whatever death, marriage, birth, land, wills, and legal records will be in St Clair County. The dates stated listed below tend to be the first noted documents for this particular county.
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to St Clair 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 St Clair County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.