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LaSalle County, Illinois
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Boundary map of LaSalle County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 15, 1831
County Seat Ottawa
Courthouse
Address 707 Etna Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-8202
Website: www.lasallecounty.com
Named for: Robert de LaSalle
 United States  Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png La Salle County

Contents

County Courthouse

LaSalle County Courthouse, 707 E. Etna Rd., Ottawa, IL 61350

The Official County website is located at http://www.lasallecounty.org

History

Parent County

  • 1831--La Salle County was created 15 January 1831 from Putnam and Vermilion Counties. County seat: Ottawa [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

The Fox River Colony, in La Salle County, was a gathering place for early Norwegians. [[1]]

It was also an area of the first Norwegian converts to Mormonism in the early 1840s. [2]


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.
18409,348
185017,81590.6%
186048,332171.3%
187060,79225.8%
188070,40315.8%
189080,79814.8%
190087,7768.6%
191090,1322.7%
192092,9253.1%
193097,6955.1%
194097,8010.1%
1950100,6102.9%
1960110,80010.1%
1970111,4090.5%
1980112,0030.5%
1990106,913−4.5%
2000111,5094.3%
2010113,9242.2%


Church

Court

Family History Center

1377 Adams
Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
Phone: 815-431-0186
Hours: M 11am-3pm; T-W 6pm-9pm; W 11am-3pm

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from LaSalle 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 LaSalle County.
- 44th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, F, I and K.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies G and I.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 58th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates’ Sharpshooters), Company A.
- 88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 90th 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), 195. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.

 

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