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| building address = '''Henry County Courthouse'''<br>100 S. Main<br>Cambridge, Illinois 61238<br>309-937-3481<br>[http://www.henrycty.com Henry County Website]
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{{Illinois-stub}} &nbsp;''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Henry County'' <br>
 
{{Illinois-stub}} &nbsp;''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Henry County'' <br>
  
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== County Organization ==
 
 
=== Quick Dates ===
 
 
 
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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 Henry County are kept, see the [[Henry County, Illinois Courthouse|Henry County Courthouse]] page.
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
=== History  ===
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[[Image:Patrick_Henry.JPG|thumb|right|180px]]
  
==== Parent County ====
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Henry County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_henry Patrick Henry] who was an orator and statesman of the Revolutionary War period.
  
*'''1825-'''-Henry County was created 13 January 1825&nbsp;from [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Cambridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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=== Parent County ===
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*'''1825-'''-Henry County was created 13 January 1825&nbsp;from [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''Cambridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
 
*[[Bureau County, Illinois|Bureau]]  
 
*[[Bureau County, Illinois|Bureau]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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=== African American  ===
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
  
 
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
 
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6242&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Henry County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6242&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Henry County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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=== Land  ===
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Local Histories  ===
  
 
*''The History of Henry County, Illinois: Its Tax-payers and Voters: Containing also a Biographical Directory, a Condensed History of the State, Map of the County, a Business Directory, an Abstract of Every-day Laws, War Record of Henry County, Officers of Societies, Lodges, etc., etc.''. Chicago: H.F. Kett &amp; Co., 1877. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16140 Ancestry]&nbsp;($); [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco01chic Internet Archive]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco00inchic Internet Archive].<br>
 
*''The History of Henry County, Illinois: Its Tax-payers and Voters: Containing also a Biographical Directory, a Condensed History of the State, Map of the County, a Business Directory, an Abstract of Every-day Laws, War Record of Henry County, Officers of Societies, Lodges, etc., etc.''. Chicago: H.F. Kett &amp; Co., 1877. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16140 Ancestry]&nbsp;($); [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco01chic Internet Archive]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco00inchic Internet Archive].<br>
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*''Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois: Containing Full-page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Illinois, and of the Presidents of the United States: Also Containing a History of the County, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1885. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25251 Ancestry] ($).
 
*''Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois: Containing Full-page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Illinois, and of the Presidents of the United States: Also Containing a History of the County, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1885. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25251 Ancestry] ($).
  
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=== Maps  ===
 
 
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=== Military  ===
  
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry County.<br>
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry County.<br>
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:- [[83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.<br>
 
:- [[83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.<br>
  
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==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate  ===
  
 
An unspecified number of Henry County probate records are available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}.  
 
An unspecified number of Henry County probate records are available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}.  
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Repositories ===
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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 Henry County are kept, see the [[Henry County, Illinois Courthouse|Henry County Courthouse]] page.
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====Family History Library====
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====Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)====
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====Public Libraries====
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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
 
The website of the [http://co.henry.il.us/codepartments/countyclerk/vitalrecs.html Henry County Clerk/Recorder] explains how to order birth, marriage, civil union, and death records. Downloadable [http://co.henry.il.us/codepartments/countyclerk/forms.html Vital Records Forms].  
 
The website of the [http://co.henry.il.us/codepartments/countyclerk/vitalrecs.html Henry County Clerk/Recorder] explains how to order birth, marriage, civil union, and death records. Downloadable [http://co.henry.il.us/codepartments/countyclerk/forms.html Vital Records Forms].  

Revision as of 16:01, 28 July 2011

Henry County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Henry County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 13, 1825
County Seat Cambridge
Courthouse
Henry County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Henry County Courthouse
100 S. Main
Cambridge, Illinois 61238
309-937-3481
Henry County Website

 

Template:Illinois-stub  United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Henry County

County Organization

                                     Beginning Dates for Henry County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1837
1877
1830
1836
1839

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

Historical Facts

Patrick Henry.JPG

Henry County is named for Patrick Henry who was an orator and statesman of the Revolutionary War period.

Parent County

  • 1825--Henry County was created 13 January 1825 from Fulton County.  County seat:Cambridge [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.
190040,049
191041,7364.2%
192045,1628.2%
193043,851−2.9%
194043,798−0.1%
195046,4926.2%
196049,3176.1%
197053,2177.9%
198057,9688.9%
199051,159−11.7%
200051,020−0.3%
201050,486−1.0%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • The History of Henry County, Illinois: Its Tax-payers and Voters: Containing also a Biographical Directory, a Condensed History of the State, Map of the County, a Business Directory, an Abstract of Every-day Laws, War Record of Henry County, Officers of Societies, Lodges, etc., etc.. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1877. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive; Internet Archive.
  • Kiner, Henry L. History of Henry County, Illinois. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1910. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Google Books; Internet Archive.
  • Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois: Containing Full-page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Illinois, and of the Presidents of the United States: Also Containing a History of the County, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1885. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry County.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 42nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and H.
- 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Company D.
- 83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.

Newspapers

Probate

An unspecified number of Henry County probate records are available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970.

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 Henry County are kept, see the Henry County Courthouse page.

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Taxation

Vital Records

The website of the Henry County Clerk/Recorder explains how to order birth, marriage, civil union, and death records. Downloadable Vital Records Forms.

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.

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