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White County, Illinois
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White County, Illinois Facts

White County

When was White County, IL Created?
White County was established on December 9, 1815 from Madison County. This county was named for Isaac White (1776-1811), resident of Illinois who enlisted in the Indiana militia and was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

What is the County Seat of White County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Carmi also, the county government website is unkown .

What counties are adjacent to White County, IL?
Bordering Counties are   Edwards County (north), Wabash County (northeast), Gibson County, Indiana (northeast), Posey County, Indiana (east), Gallatin County (south), Saline County (west), Hamilton County (west), Wayne County (northwest)

What cities and towns are in White County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Carmi, Grayville, Burnt Prairie, Crossville, Enfield, Maunie, Mill Shoals, Norris City, Phillipstown, Springerton.

What Townships are in White County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Hawthorne, Heralds Prairie, Indian Creek, Enfield, Emma, Gray, Burnt Prairie, Carmi, Phillips, Mill Shoals.

White County, IL Vital Records

Where can find White County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
White 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 White 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.

White County, IL Census Records

What White County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for White County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

White Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. White Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. White 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

White County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

White County Courthouse

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

  • White County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 301 E. Main St., Carmi, IL 62821
  • White 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: 618-382-7211
    • Marriage Records: 1816
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1816
  • White 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: 618-382-2321
    • Probate Records: 1816
    • Court Records: 1816
  • White 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

White County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

White Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

White Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

White Co. IL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

White Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

White Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

White Co. IL General and History Websites

White Co. IL Military Records

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