Wabash County, Illinois

Wabash County

Wabash County was founded on December 27, 1824 from Edwards County. This county was named for the Wabash River .

The Wabash County Seat is located in Mount Carmel (prior county seats was Centreville from 1825–1829) also, the county government website is unkown .

Areas bordering to Wabash County are Lawrence County (north), Knox County, Indiana (northeast), Gibson County, Indiana (east), White County (southwest), Edwards County (west), Richland County (northwest)

Cities, Towns & Villages located in Wabash County include Mount Carmel, Allendale, Bellmont, Keensburg

Precincts located in Wabash County include Bellmont, Coffee, Compton, Friendsville, Lancaster, Lick Prairie, Mt. Carmel, Wabash.

Wabash 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 Wabash 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.

Wabash 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.

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

Wabash County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Wabash County Courthouse and Government Records


Wabash County Courthouse

frequently fail to notice the significance of Wabash 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 Wabash 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 Wabash 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. Most records lost (1824–1857) due to a Fire on April 5, 1857

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.
  • Wabash County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 401 Market St. , Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
  • Wabash 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: 618-262-4561
    • Marriage Records: 1857
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1857
  • Wabash 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: 618-262-5362
    • Probate Records: 1851
    • Court Records: 1857
  • Wabash 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.

Wabash County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Wabash County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

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