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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

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

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.
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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

  • 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

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).

 

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