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Stark County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Stark County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 4, 1817
County Seat Toulon
Courthouse
Address 130 West Main Street
Toulon, IL 61483
309-286-5911
Website: starkco.illinois.gov
Named for: John Stark
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Contents

County Courthouse

Quick Dates


                                     Beginning Dates for Stark County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1839
1877
1840
1817
1839



History

Parent County

  • 1839--Stark County was created 2 March 1839 from Knox and Putnam Counties.  County seat:  Toulon [1]

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.
190010,186
191010,098−0.9%
19209,693−4.0%
19309,184−5.3%
19408,881−3.3%
19508,721−1.8%
19608,152−6.5%
19707,510−7.9%
19807,389−1.6%
19906,534−11.6%
20006,332−3.1%
20105,994−5.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990



Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Leeson, M. A. Documents and biography pertaining to the settlement and progress of Stark County, Illinois : containing an authentic summary of records, documents, historical works and newspapers relating to Indian history, original settlement, organization and politics, courts and bar, citizen soldiers, military societies, marriages, churches, schools, secret, benevolent and literary societies, etc. : together with biography of representative men of the past and present. Chicago: M.A. Leeson & Co., 1887. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Stark County, Illinois and its people : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1916. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Shallenberger, E. H. Stark County and Its Pioneers. Cambridge, Ill.: B.W. Seaton, Prairie Chief Office, book and job printer, 1989. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Stark 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 Stark County.
- 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Companies A and I.

Newspapers

Poorhouse

Stark County Almshouse Registers Index, 1868-1941, courtesy: Illinois State Archives

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).

 

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