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Piatt County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Piatt County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 27, 1841
County Seat Monticello
Courthouse
IL-piatt-courthouse.jpg
Address 101 West Washington Street
Monticello, IL 61856
217-762-9487
Website: www.piattcounty.org
Named for: James A. Piatt

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

The county as named for James A. Piatt, Sr. who settled in the area of the present county in 1829. He came from Indian.

Parent County

  • 1841--Piatt County was created 27 January 1841 from DeWitt and Macon Counties. County seat: Monticello [1]

Boundary Changes

1839-1841 DeWitt

1831-1841 Macon

1831-1839 McLean

1827-1831 Shelby

1821-1827 Fayette

1819-1821 Clark

1816-1819 Crawford

1815-1816 Edwards

1812-1815 Madison

1801-1812 St. Clair

1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory


Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Archives and Libraries

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Illinois State Universtiy (ISU)
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Box 1520
Normal, Illinois 61802
Phone: 309-452-6027

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County


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.
190017,706
191016,376−7.5%
192015,714−4.0%
193015,588−0.8%
194014,659−6.0%
195013,970−4.7%
196014,9607.1%
197015,5093.7%
198016,5816.9%
199015,548−6.2%
200016,3655.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990


Church

Court

1841-1911 Circuit Court Record - IRAD-ISU

1854-1878 Circuit Court Dockets - IRAD-ISU

1859-1878 Circuit Court Default Judgement Record - IRAD-ISU

Land

1841-1918 Deed Index -IRAD-ISU

1840-1931 Deed Records -IRAD-ISU

18861-1874 Chattel Mortgage Records -IRAD-ISU

1865-1891 Mortgage Record - IRAD-ISU

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Piatt 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 Piatt County.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.

Naturalization

1858-1872 Naturalization Record, Circuit Court -IRAD-ISU

1864-1880 Naturalization Record Final, Circuit Court - IRAD-ISU

1864-1880  Naturalization Record Final, County Court - IRAD-ISU

1864-1888 Naturalization Record of Soldiers and Minors, Couty Court -IRAD-ISU

1870-1880 Naturalization Record of Minors, Circuit Court - IRAD-ISU

1888-1901 Naturaliation of Minors, County Court -IRAD-ISU

Newspapers

Probate

1843-1901 Probate Record - IRAD-ISU

1850-1961 Probate Will Record - IRAD-ISY

1859-1915 Probate Guardian's Record - IRAD-ISU

1861-1869 Probate Inventory, Appraisement and Sale Record - IRAD-ISU

1869-1905 Probate Inventory Record - IRAD-ISU

Taxation

1835-1854 Taxable Lands Lists - IRAD-ISU

Vital Records

Birth

1863-1936 Birth Certificates, Delayed IRAD-ISU

1877-1916 Birth Record  IRAD -ISU

1877-1974 Birth Record Index  IRAD-ISU


Marriage


Death


Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Piatt County
Local Governmental Records Database
Name Index to Illinois Local Governments
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
Federal Township Plats of Illinois

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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