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DeWitt County, Illinois
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Map of Illinois highlighting DeWitt County
Location in the state of Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 1, 1839
County Seat Clinton
Courthouse
Address DeWitt County Building
201 W. Washington Street
Clinton, Illinois 61727
County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 439 Room 109
Clinton, Illinois 61727
(217) 935-7780
Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 439
Clinton, Illinois 61727
(217) 935-7750
Website: www.dewittcountyill.com
Named for: DeWitt Clinton
Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png DeWitt County

Contents

Historical Facts

Parent Counties

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities


To see a list of places in DeWitt County, click on [Show] in the bar, 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.

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Illinois Regional Archives Depository

Illinois State Universtiy
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Box 1520
Normal, Illinois 61802
Phone: 309-452-6027

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County


African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Biography

Cemeteries

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

Census

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190018,972
191018,906−0.3%
192019,2521.8%
193018,598−3.4%
194018,244−1.9%
195016,894−7.4%
196017,2532.1%
197016,975−1.6%
198018,1086.7%
199016,516−8.8%
200016,7981.7%
IL Counties 1900-1990

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

State

Church Records

History

Court Records

Directories

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

Periodicals

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from DeWitt 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 Dewitt County.

- 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and I.
- 41st Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Companies C, F and K.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Societies with Libraries and Museums

DeWitt County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 632
Clinton, Illinois 61717-0632
dewittcgs@yahoo.com

This library has extensive DeWitt County only extractions of many census. They have marriage index. They publish a quarterly Journal with extracts about people from old newspapers that include births, marriages and funerals. The also include little family notices about who was visiting who and who was at weddings and other family news items.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002

 

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