Grundy County, Illinois Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
== History  ==
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The county is named after U.S. Attorney General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Grundy Felix Grundy] (1777-1840).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Grundy "Felix Grundy,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after U.S. Attorney General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Grundy Felix Grundy] (1777-1840).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Grundy "Felix Grundy,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Grundy 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 Grundy County.<br>
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Grundy 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 Grundy County.<br>
  
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Revision as of 20:33, 17 June 2011

Grundy County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Grundy County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 17, 1841
County Seat Morris
Courthouse
Address Grundy County Courthouse
111 East Washington Street
Morris, Illinois 60450
County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 675
Morris, Illinois 60450
(815) 941-3222/3224
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(815) 941-3265
Website: www.grundyco.org
Named for: Felix Grundy
Felix Grundy.JPG
 United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Grundy County


Contents

History

The county is named after U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy (1777-1840).[1]

Parent County

1841--Grundy County was created 17 February 1841 from La Salle County.
County seat: Morris [2]

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.
  • Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Grundy County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there.
  • Grundy Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 
  • Illinois Cemeteries by county.
  • There may be some books that list records of cemeteries in Clinton County on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Grundy County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18505,681
18609,39365.3%
187012,65234.7%
188016,12927.5%
189017,1386.3%
190024,13640.8%
191024,1620.1%
192018,580−23.1%
193018,6780.5%
194018,398−1.5%
195019,2174.5%
196022,35016.3%
197026,53518.7%
198030,58215.3%
199032,3375.7%
200037,53516.1%
201050,06333.4%
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Grundy 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 Grundy County.
- 53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. "Felix Grundy," Wikipedia.
  2. 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.