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Wabash County, Illinois Facts

When was Wabash County, IL Created?
Wabash County was established on December 27, 1824.

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 unknown .

What counties are adjacent to Wabash County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Lawrence CountyKnox County, Indiana, Gibson County, Indiana, White CountyEdwards CountyRichland County

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 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Adams County Courthouse

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

  • 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 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,
    • Phone: 618-262-5362
    • Probate Records: 1851
    • Court Records: 1857
  • The county archives of the state of Illinois
  • 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