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Vermilion County, Illinois
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Vermilion County, Illinois Facts

Vermilion County

When was Vermilion County, IL Created?
Vermilion County was established on January 18, 1826 from Edgar County and Clark County. This county was named for the Vermilion River .

What is the County Seat of Vermilion County, IL?
The 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 .

What counties are adjacent to Vermilion County, IL?
Bordering Counties 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)

What cities and towns are in Vermilion County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Danville, Hoopeston, Georgetown, Allerton, Sidell, Alvin, Bismarck, Rossville, Tilton, Belgium, Westville,  Ridge Farm.

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

Vermilion County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Vermilion County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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, IL Census Records

What Vermilion County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Vermilion 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.

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. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Vermilion County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Vermilion County Courthouse

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

  • 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.
  • 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

Vermilion County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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