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Mason County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Mason County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 20, 1841
County Seat Havana
Courthouse
Address 100 N. Broadway
Havana, IL 62644
309-543-6661
Website: www.masoncountyil.org
Named for: Mason County, Kentucky
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Contents

Mason County Organization


                                     Beginning Dates for Mason County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878
1841
1877
1850
1827
1841


County Courthouse

Historical Facts

Large numbers of Kentuckians settled in frontier Mason County, Illinois. The name of the county (Mason) is reminiscent of Mason County, Kentucky - the previous residence of many pioneer settlers.[1]

Parent County

  • 1841--Mason County was created 20 January 1841 from Tazewell and Menard Counties.  County seat: Havana [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.
190017,491
191017,377−0.7%
192016,634−4.3%
193015,115−9.1%
194015,3581.6%
195015,326−0.2%
196015,193−0.9%
197016,1616.4%
198019,49220.6%
199016,269−16.5%
200016,038−1.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church

Court

Land

History

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Mason 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 Mason County.
- 51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 85th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and K.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Hardin County Fact Sheet, Illinois State Archives, accessed May 28, 2011.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 196. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.

 

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