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Fayette County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Fayette County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 14, 1821
County Seat Vandalia
Courthouse
IL-fayette-courthouse.jpg
Address Fayette County Courthouse
221 South 7th Street
Vandalia, Illinois 62471
(618) 283-5000
[1]

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Fayette County

Contents

Fayette County Organization

Fayette County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Fayette County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1821 1877 1830 1816 1821

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Fayette County are kept, see the Fayette County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the {{wpd|Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Gotoarrow.png Find A Grave, list of cemeteries. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)

Census

For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190028,065
191028,0750%
192026,187−6.7%
193023,487−10.3%
194029,15924.1%
195024,582−15.7%
196021,946−10.7%
197020,752−5.4%
198022,1676.8%
199020,893−5.7%
200021,8024.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Fayette County on page 186-187.]

State

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

Newspapers and Periodicals

History

Land and Property

BLM GLO Records. Search original land patents for Fayette County from the Govenment Land Office (GLO) or Eastern States Office. Some searches include images of the original warrants. All search results include the patant details needed for requesting copies of the land entry files at the National Archives. The GLO is the custodian of millions of land title documents. The General Land Office Automated Records Project is responsible for making these important documents available to the public.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales. The Illinois State Archives has an online index to the records of Public land sales held by the State Archives. The indexes are by purchasers name and by legal description. This is a statewide collection with nearly 550,000 land sales fro 54740 square miles.

Land records that include Bond County at Ancestry.com $:

  • "Illinois Public Land Purchase Records" This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence.
  • "U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796 to 1907:" Records of Illinois are among the 13 states included in this set. It includes images of the land patents which contain the information necessary for ordering the complete case files from the National Archives. This appears to be the same information that is online at the Federal Land Office site http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.
  • Sheldon, Theodore. Land registration in Illinois. Chicago: Callaghan Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at Internet Archives and Google Books.

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Fayette County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Fayette County.
- 35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, G, H and K.
- 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 41st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies F, H and I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Repositories

  • County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Fayette County are kept, see the Fayette County Courthouse page.

  • Family History Center

Centralia Illinois Family History Center
2241 E. Calumet St.
Centralia, Illinois
618-532-3482

  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
  • Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Available through Ancestry.com $:

Fayette county marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1790 to 1860." The source of this collection is films in the Family History Library's collection
Fayette County marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1851 to 1900." The source of this collection is films in the Family History Library's collection

Deaths

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 193. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.

 

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