Vermilion County, Illinois Genealogy

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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Vermilion County''  
 
{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Vermilion County''  

Revision as of 22:52, 27 May 2011

Vermilion County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Vermilion County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 18, 1826
County Seat Danville
Courthouse
Address 6 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832-5879
217-431-2607
Website: www.co.vermilion.il.us
Named for: Vermilion River
United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Vermilion County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

  • 1826--Vermilion County was created 18 January 1826 from unorganized territory and Edgar County.  County seat: Danville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Sidell

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.
190065,635
191077,99618.8%
192086,16210.5%
193089,3393.7%
194086,791−2.9%
195087,0790.3%
196096,17610.4%
197097,0470.9%
198095,222−1.9%
199088,257−7.3%
200083,919−4.9%

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Vermilion 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 Vermilion County.
- 51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and E.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Pape Funeral Homes Obiturary Records for Vermilion County, Illinois

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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