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Ford County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Ford County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 17, 1859
County Seat Paxton
Courthouse
Address Ford County Courthouse
County Clerk and Recorder
200 West State Street
Paxton, Illinois 60957
(217) 379-9400
E-Mail: clerk@fordcountycourthouse.com
Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 80
Paxton, Illinois 60957
(217) 379-9420
Website: www.fordcounty.illinois.gov
Named for: Thomas Ford
Governor Thomas Ford.jpg
 United States  Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Ford County


Contents

History

Parent County

  • 1859--Ford County was created 17 February 1859 from Clark County. County seat:  Paxton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190018,359
191017,096−6.9%
192016,466−3.7%
193015,489−5.9%
194015,007−3.1%
195015,9016.0%
196016,6064.4%
197016,382−1.3%
198015,265−6.8%
199014,275−6.5%
200014,241−0.2%
201014,081−1.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Ford 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 Ford County.
- 76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.

 

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