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Coordinates: 42.06°0′N 89.92°0′W / 42.06°N 89.92°W / 42.06; -89.92

Carroll County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Founded: February 22, 1839
County Seat Mount Carroll
Carroll County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Carroll County Courthouse
301 North Main St.
Mt. Carroll, Illinois 61053
(815) 244-0221
Carroll County Website

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Carroll County


Carroll County Organization

Carroll County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1839 1877 1840 1837 1839

County Courthouse

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

Historical Facts

Charles Carroll.JPG
The county is named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Parent County

  • 22 February 1839: - Carroll County was created from Jo Daviess County. [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Carroll County boundary changes.

Record Loss


To see a list of places in Carroll County, click on [Show], above. The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Records and Resources



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



Historical populations
Census Pop.
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.


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, Carroll County on page 186.]

Church History and Records

Court Records


Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Funeral Homes


Mailing Lists

Message Boards


Land and Property


Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Carroll 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 Carroll County.

- 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and E.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and I.

World War I

World War II


The Carroll County Genealogical Society's website includes several naturalization collections:

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Probate Records for description of the records

The Clerk of the Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Carroll County. Carroll County is building a free, searchable database of all Closed Probate Records. (id: probate; password: cccc)


County Courthouse

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

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online



Vital Records






  1. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)


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