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Wabash County, Illinois
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Wabash County, Illinois Facts

Wabash County

When was Wabash County, IL Created?
Wabash County was established on December 27, 1824 from Edwards County. This county was named for the Wabash River .

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

What counties are adjacent to Wabash County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Lawrence County, Knox County, Indiana, Gibson County, Indiana, White County, Edwards County, Richland County

What cities and towns are in Wabash County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Mount Carmel, Allendale, Bellmont, Keensburg

What Townships and Precincts are in Wabash County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Bellmont, Coffee, Compton, Friendsville, Lancaster, Lick Prairie, Mt. Carmel, Wabash.

Wabash County, IL Vital Records

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

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

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. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Wabash County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Wabash County Courthouse

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

  • 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.
  • 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

Wabash County Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Wabash Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wabash Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wabash Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Wabash Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wabash Co. IL General and History Websites

Wabash Co. IL Military Records

Wabash Co. IL Schools & Directories

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