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Jasper County, Illinois
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Boundary map of Jasper County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 15, 1831
County Seat Newton
Courthouse
IL-jasper-courthouse.jpg
Address 204 West Washington St., Suite 2
Newton, IL 62448-1252
618-783-3124
Website: www.jaspercountyillinois.org
Named for: William Jasper
WilliamJasper.jpg
 

United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Jasper County


Contents

Quick Dates


                                     Beginning Dates for Jasper County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1835
1877
1840
1835
1835


History

The county is named after Sergeant William Jasper (c1750-1779).[1]

Parent County

  • 1831--Jasper County was created 15 February 1831 from Clay and Crawford Counties.  County seat:  Newton [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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190020,160
191018,157−9.9%
192016,064−11.5%
193012,809−20.3%
194013,4314.9%
195012,266−8.7%
196011,346−7.5%
197010,741−5.3%
198011,3185.4%
199010,609−6.3%
200010,117−4.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990


Church

Court

Land and Property

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Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Jasper 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 Jasper County.
- 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies H and K.
- 54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and E.
- 98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.

Newspapers

Probate Records

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Taxation

Vital Records

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Births

1877–present The original Jasper County birth records 1877- present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1877-1903 Birth Record - IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1877-1916 Birth Record Index - IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records.&

Marriages

1835–present — The original Jasper County marriage records 1835-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1835–1900 Marriage Record IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1874–1901 Marriage Record Index –IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records.

The following abstracts are available:

Deaths

1877–present - The original Jasper County death records 1877-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1877–1908 Death Record IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1877–1910 Death Record Index IRAD-EIU Search for Jasper County records.

The following abstracts are available:

Archives, Libraries and Museums

The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments.  Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.  The records of Jasper County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.

Societies

Web Sites

References

  1. "William Jasper," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.

 

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