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Crawford County, Illinois
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Crawford County, Illinois Facts

When was Crawford County, IL Created?
Crawford County was established on December 31, 1816.

What is the County Seat of Crawford County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Robinson ((prior county seats was Home of Edward N. Cullom from 1816-1818 and Palestine from 1818-1843) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Crawford County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Clark CountySullivan County, Indiana, Knox County, Indiana, Lawrence CountyRichland CountyJasper County

Crawford County, IL Census Records

What Crawford County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Crawford County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Crawford County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Crawford County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Crawford County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Crawford County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Crawford County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Crawford County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Crawford Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Crawford Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Crawford Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Crawford Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Crawford Co. IL General and History Websites

Crawford Co. IL Military Records