Vermilion County, Illinois
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Vermilion County

Vermilion County was founded on January 18, 1826 from Edgar County and Clark County. This county was named for the Vermilion River .

The Vermilion County Seat is located in Danville (prior county seats was held at the home of James Butler and Asa Elliott from 1826–1827) also, the county government website is www.co.vermilion.il.us .

Areas bordering to Vermilion County are Iroquois County (north), Benton County, Indiana (northeast), Warren County, Indiana (east), Vermillion County, Indiana (east), Edgar County (south), Douglas County (southwest), Champaign County (west), Ford County (northwest)

Cities, Towns & Villages located in Vermilion County include  Danville, Hoopeston, Georgetown, Allerton, Sidell, Alvin, Bismarck, Rossville, Tilton, Belgium, Westville,  Ridge Farm.

Townships located in Vermilion County include  Jamaica, Elwood, Georgetown, Grant, Blount, Butler, Carroll, Catlin, Danville, Pilot, Oakwood, Middlefork, McKendree, Love, Newell, South Ross, Sidell, Ross, Vance.

Vermilion 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 Vermilion 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.

Vermilion County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Vermilion County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Vermilion County Courthouse and Government Records


Vermilion County Courthouse

frequently fail to notice the significance of Vermilion 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 Vermilion 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 Vermilion 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. Some records lost or damaged in a fire on 1872

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.
  • Vermilion County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 6 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832–5879
  • Vermilion County Clerk maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County.
    • Phone: 217-431-2607
    • Marriage Records: 1826
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
  • ????? County Recorder of Deeds serves the people of County by 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: 217-431-2604
    • Land Records:1826
  • Vermilion 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: 217-431-2540
    • Probate Records: 1826
    • Court Records: 1826
  • Vermilion 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.

Vermilion County Links

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

Vermilion Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Vermilion Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Vermilion Co. IL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Vermilion Co. IL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Vermilion Co. IL Census Records

Vermilion Co. IL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Vermilion Co. IL Church & Bible Records

Vermilion Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Vermilion Co. IL General and History Websites

Vermilion Co. IL Military Records

Vermilion Co. IL Schools & Directories

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