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Large numbers of Kentuckians settled in frontier Woodford County, Illinois. The name of the county (Woodford) is reminiscent of [[Woodford County, Kentucky]] - the previous residence of many pioneer settlers.<ref>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/woodford.html Hardin County Fact Sheet], Illinois State Archives, accessed May 28, 2011.</ref>  
 
Large numbers of Kentuckians settled in frontier Woodford County, Illinois. The name of the county (Woodford) is reminiscent of [[Woodford County, Kentucky]] - the previous residence of many pioneer settlers.<ref>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/woodford.html Hardin County Fact Sheet], Illinois State Archives, accessed May 28, 2011.</ref>  
  
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*'''1841--'''Woodford County was created 27 February 1841&nbsp;from [[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell]] and [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Eureka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*'''1841--'''Woodford County was created 27 February 1841&nbsp;from [[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell]] and [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Eureka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
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Revision as of 18:49, 14 July 2011

Woodford County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Woodford County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 27, 1841
County Seat Eureka
Courthouse
IL-woodford-courthouse.jpg
Address 115 N. Main, Suite 202
Eureka, IL 61530

309-467-2822

Website: www.woodford-county.org
Named for: Woodford County, Kentucky
  United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Woodford County

Contents

Woodford County Information


                                     Beginning Dates for Woodford County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1841
1877
1850
1831
1841



County Courthouse

History

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

Parent County

  • 1841--Woodford County was created 27 February 1841 from Tazewell and McLean Counties.  County seat:  Eureka [2]

Boundary Changes

Eastern Part

1831-1841 McLean
1827-1831 Tazewell
1821-1827 Fayette
1819-1821 Clar
1816-1819 Crrawford
1815-1816 Edwards

Western Part

1827-1841 Tazewell
1825-1827 Peoria
1821-1825 Sangamon
1817-1821 Bond
1812-1817 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.
190021,822
191020,506−6.0%
192019,340−5.7%
193018,792−2.8%
194019,1241.8%
195021,33511.6%
196024,57915.2%
197028,01214.0%
198033,32018.9%
199032,653−2.0%
200035,4698.6%
201038,6649.0%
IL Counties 1900-1990


Church

Court

1854-1859 County Court Record IRAD-ISU

Land

1841-1928 Deed Index IRAD-ISU

1833-1928 Deed Record IRAD-ISU

Local Histories

Maps

Woodford County, El Paso and Metamora 1876 from the David Rumsey Map Collection.

Military

1861-1863 Militia Roll Record IRAD -ISU

1863-1865 Militia Discharge Record, Civil War IRAD-ISU

1913-1941 Mother's Pension Applications IRAD-ISU

1931-1934 Mother's Pension Accountts IRAD-ISU

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Woodford 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 Woodford County.
- 51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 77th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C, F, and H.
- 85th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.

Newspapers

Probate

1842-1847 Probate Claim Dockets IRAD-ISU

1869-1964 Probate Will Record IRAD-ISU

1870-1956 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU

1877-1853 Probate Widow's Relinquishment and Selection Record IRAD-ISU

Public Records

1868-1957 Almshouse Register IRAD-ISU

1868-1893 Poor Farm Monthly Reports IRAD-ISU

1917-1940 Poor Farm Case Files IRAD-ISU

Taxation

1842-1879 Tax Sale Record IRAD-ISU

1842-1878 Tax Forfeiture Record IRAD-ISU

1853-1871 Tax Deed Affidaviats IRAD-ISU

1860-1880 Tax Judgment Record IRAD-ISU

1857-1888 Tax Assessment Abstracts IRAD-ISU

Vital Records

Birth Records

1877-1916 Birth Record Index IRAD-ISU

Marriage Records

1841-1901 Marriage Record Index IRAD-ISU

Death Records

1877-1915 Death Record Index IRAD-ISU

1910-1917 Death Record, Coroner's IRAD-ISU

Voter Registration

1865-1890 Voter Registers IRAD-ISU

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Woodford 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
Woodford County Almshouse Registers Index (1868–1957)

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).