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Revision as of 20:14, 19 August 2011

Logan County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Logan County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 15, 1839
County Seat Lincoln
Courthouse
Logan County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Logan County Courthouse
P.O. Box 278
Lincoln, Illinois 62656
(217)732-4148
Logan County Website

 

County Organization

Logan County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Logan County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878
1857
1878
1840
1829
1855

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

Historical Facts

Logan county was named for Dr. John Logan, a pioneer physician, and father of General John A. Logan, a General in the Union Army and who had a political presence in Illinois. John A. Logan is also known as the founder of Memorial Day.

Parent County

  • 1839--Logan County was created 15 February 1839, from Sangamon County.  County seats: Postville, Mt. Pulaski, Lincoln [1]

Boundary Changes

1827-1839 Tazewell
1821-1839 Sangamon
1817-1821 Bond
1812-1817 Madison
1790-1812 St. Clair
1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory


See an interactive map of Logan County boundary changes.

Record Loss

April 15, 1857 -- Courthouse burned and virtually all records were destroyed. For marriage and probate records 1820-1839 see Sangamon County. 

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

Populated Places

Atlanta

Beason

Broadwell

Chestnut

Elkhart

Emden

Hartsburg

Lake Fork

Latham

Lincoln

Middletown

Mount Pulaski

New Holland

San Jose

Historical Place Names

Aetna, Albany, Allenville, Altic, Atlanta, Athol, Atlanta, Atteberry

Beason, Bell, Big Prairie, Bloomingdale, Boren, Broadwell, Burton View

Camden, Camp Latham, Chester, Chestervale, Chestnut, Clay, Cornland, Corwin, Crohurst, CroHurst Station

East Lincoln, Elk Hart City, Elk Heart City, Elkhart, Elkhart City, Emden, Eminence, Evans

Fogarty, Fulscher

Gale, Georgetown, Gilchrist, Gillett, Gold Springs, Griggs

Hamilton, Harness, Hartsburg, Hartsburgh, Hartwig, Hurlbut, Hurricane Point

Irish Grove

Johnsons, Johnsons Siding

Kickapoo, Kickapoo Siding, Kings, Kruger

Laenna, Lake Fork, Latham, Lawndale, Layman, Lee, Leesburgh, Lincoln, Lincoln Hill, Long Point, Lucas

Mackey, Madison, Martin, Middletown, Mt. Fulcher, Mt. Hope, Mt. Joy, Mt. Pulaski, Music, Musick's Ferry

Narita, New Castle, New Holland, North Lincoln

Oran, Orndorff, Orvil

P & N Junction, Peifer, Peoria District Junction, Perry, Postville, Prairie Creek, Pulaski

Quisenberry

Rhody, Richmond Grove

Salt Creek, San Jose, Scroggin, Sheridan, Skelton

Union, Utility

Warick, West Lincoln, Wilmert, Woodlawn, Woolf, Wyatt

Xenia

Yankeetown

Source: Illinois Place Names. Compiled by James N. Adams, Illinois Historical Society, 1989. Edited by William E. Keller with a new addendum by Lowell M. Volkel

Neighboring Counties


Records and Resources

Biography

The Biographical Record of Logan County, Illinois  1901  (Google Books)

Logan County Biography Bibliography    (WorldCat)

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.
190028,680
191030,2165.4%
192029,562−2.2%
193028,863−2.4%
194029,4382.0%
195030,6714.2%
196033,6569.7%
197033,538−0.4%
198031,802−5.2%
199030,798−3.2%
200031,1831.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

1866-1920 Records of the Lincoln Circuit Methodist Churches in Logan County, Illinois. Copied by Mrs. Kenneth Patterson; indexed by Mrs. Jean Hauffe. FHL Collection two fiche Book: 977.357 K2p

Baptisms at New Holland Zion Lutheran Church  (Genealogy Trails History Group)

St. George Catholic Church Records 1868-1957. by Bill Korstick  WorldCat

The History of Logan County, Illinois, by Logan County Heritage Foundation, Dallas Texas. 1982 contains a section on the churches in the county. FHL Book 977.357 H2h

Court Records

1857-1944 Circuit Court Case Files IRAD-ISU

1872-1963 Guardians' records FHL film 1316630 first of 5 films

1857-1945  Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Veteran's Honor Roll    ( Illinois Ancestors )  This site list names alphabetically, service in which war, rank, branch of service, unit, death and cemetery

Revolutionary War

Veterans Burials  (Genealogy Trails History Group)

War of 1812

Military Land Grants in Logan County Illinois for Soldiers of the War of 1812 - USGenWeb

Civil War


Civil War service men from Logan 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 Logan County.

Cavalry

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company B.
- 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company H.
- 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company G.
- 14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company D.

Infantry

- 7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D, Company E, and Company H.
- 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C
- 68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 106th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B, Company C, Company D, Company E, Company F, Company G, Company H, and Company I.
- 108th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D, and Company H.
- 155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.

Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois. Illinois Military Units in the Civil War. (Springfield: Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, 1962). Other libraries with this book. FHL Collection.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im.

Civil War Dead, Logan County. transcribed by William J. Donath. FHL Collection

This is My Story: Veterans of Logan County Illinois. Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

For a list of GAR Post in Illinois additional site for post list Library of Congress

Leo W. Myers Post, Lincoln 1913  - USGenWeb

Sam Walker Post, Mt. Pulaski 1913 - USGenWeb

Indian Wars

Military Land Grants in Logan County Illinois for Soldiers of the Indian Wars - USGenWeb

Pensioners

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883

Addenda to Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883

World War I

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918   (Ancestry)

World War II

Army Casualties   (U.S. National Archives and Record Administration)

FHL book 977.357 M2t v. 2

Naturalization

1859-1906 Naturalization Records. Illinois County Court. FHL Collection Includes indexes.

Newspapers

Newspapers published in Logan County

Chronicling America    ( Library of Congress )

Search for Newspaper Obituaries at  Genealogy Bank

Probate Records

1820-1839 Probate Record IRAD-UIS

1894-1964 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU

1931-1963 Probate Sale Record, Personal Property IRAD-ISU

Probate records available through the Family History Library

1844-1949 Probate Records. Logan,Illinois County Court FHL Collection

1855-1930 Will Records. Logan County Court. FHL Collection

Online Illinois Probate Records:

At FamilySearch

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

Family History Center 

Find a FamilySearch Center

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

School Records

1897-1901 School Pupil Roster and inventory record, Girls Industrial's IRAD-ISU

1920-1948 School Pupil Diploma Records IRAD-ISU

Social Groups Online

Societies

Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society, 114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 (217) 732-3200

Taxation

Vital Records

Order Birth and Death Certificates Online

Birth

Marriage

1820-1839 Marriage Records at IRAD-UIS

1857-1865 Marriage Record Index IRAD-ISU

1857-1901 Marriage Record IRAD-ISU

Death

1891-1899 Burial Registers (Lincoln) IRAD-ISU

Deaths in Logan County, Illinois   (Genealogy Trails)

Places / Localities

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Logan 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
Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index (1857–1945)

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 196. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.