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Knox County, Illinois
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Knox County, Illinois Facts

When was Knox County, IL Created?
Knox County was established on January 13, 1825.

What is the County Seat of Knox County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Galesburg (prior county seats was Home of John B. Gum in Henderson from 1830–1831, Henderson—New location, name changed to Knoxville from 1831–1873) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Knox County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Henry CountyStark CountyPeoria CountyFulton CountyWarren CountyMercer County

Knox County, IL Census Records

What Knox County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Knox County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Knox County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Knox County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Knox County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Knox 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 Knox 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.

Knox County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Knox Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Knox Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Knox Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Knox Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Knox Co. IL General and History Websites

Knox Co. IL Military Records

Knox Co. IL Schools & Directories