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| founded date = February 17
 
| founded date = February 17
 
| seat wl = Paxton
 
| seat wl = Paxton
| building address = '''[[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse]]'''<br>200 West State Street<br>Paxton, Illinois 60957
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| building image = Ford County Courthouse.gif
 
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
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| building address = '''Ford County, Illinois Courthouse'''<br>200 West State Street<br>Paxton, Illinois 60957<br>(217) 379-9400<br>[http://www.fordcounty.illinois.gov/ Ford County Website]
 
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ford County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ford County'''  
  
 
=== Ford County Organization  ===
 
=== Ford County Organization  ===
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Ford County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Ford County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1878
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1859
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1878
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1860
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1834
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1850
 
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Adams County are kept, see the [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse|Ford County Courthouse]] page.  
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Ford County are kept, see the [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse|Ford County Courthouse]] page.  
  
 
=== Historical Records  ===
 
=== Historical Records  ===
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
*'''17 February 1859:''' Ford County was created from [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]] County. <ref> ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref><br>Note:An earlier attempt to create Holmes County (proposed), on 31 January 1857 in the same general area, was unsuccessful. (Ill. Laws 1859, pub., pp. 29-33) (source:[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/IL_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Newberry Library]}
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*'''17 February 1859:''' Ford County was created from [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]] County. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref><br>Note:An earlier attempt to create Holmes County (proposed), on 31 January 1857 in the same general area, was unsuccessful. (Ill. Laws 1859, pub., pp. 29-33) (source:[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/IL_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Newberry Library]}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Record Loss  ===
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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=== Biography ===
 
 
'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository'''
 
 
 
Illinois State Universtiy<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027
 
 
 
Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County]
 
 
 
=== Biography ===
 
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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| 2010= 14081
 
| 2010= 14081
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
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=== Church ===
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=== Church ===
==== History ====
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==== Records ====
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==== History ====
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==== Records ====
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
=== Directories ===
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=== Directories ===
  
=== Genealogy ===
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=== Genealogy ===
  
====Mailing Lists ====
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==== Mailing Lists ====
  
==== Message Boards ====
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==== Message Boards ====
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
 
:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
==== Guardianships====
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==== Guardianships ====
  
 
=== Repositories =  ===
 
=== Repositories =  ===
  
=== Schools ===
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==== County Courthouse ====
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Ford County are kept, see the [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse|Ford County Courthouse]] page.
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====Family History Library====
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====Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)====
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Illinois State Universtiy<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027
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Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County]
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====Public Libraries====
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=== Schools ===
  
 
=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
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==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
==== Deaths ====
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==== Deaths ====
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Ford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Ford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Ford/ Ford County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Ford/ Ford County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

Revision as of 17:35, 27 July 2011

Ford County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Ford County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 17, 1859
County Seat Paxton
Courthouse
Ford County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Ford County, Illinois Courthouse
200 West State Street
Paxton, Illinois 60957
(217) 379-9400
Ford County Website


United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Ford County

Ford County Organization

Ford County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1859 1878 1860 1834 1850

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Ford County are kept, see the Ford County Courthouse page.

Historical Records

Governor Thomas Ford.jpg

Ford County is named for Thomas Ford, the eighth Governor of Illinois.

Boundary Changes

  • 17 February 1859: Ford County was created from Clark County. [1]
    Note:An earlier attempt to create Holmes County (proposed), on 31 January 1857 in the same general area, was unsuccessful. (Ill. Laws 1859, pub., pp. 29-33) (source:Newberry Library}

Record Loss

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Biography

Cemeteries

Gotoarrow.png Find A Grave, list of cemeteries. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)

Census

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see Illinois Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190018,359
191017,096−6.9%
192016,466−3.7%
193015,489−5.9%
194015,007−3.1%
195015,9016.0%
196016,6064.4%
197016,382−1.3%
198015,265−6.8%
199014,275−6.5%
200014,241−0.2%
201014,081−1.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church

History

Records

Court Records

Directories

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Ford 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 Ford County.
- 76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Probate Records

Guardianships

Repositories =

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Ford County are kept, see the Ford County Courthouse page.

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Illinois State Universtiy
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

Public Libraries

Schools

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002