Logan County, Illinois Genealogy

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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
IL-logan-courthouse.jpg
Address P.O. Box 278
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-732-4148
Website: www.co.logan.il.us
Named for: John Logan


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

April 15, 1857 -- Courthouse burned and virtually all records were destroyed.

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

Places / Localities

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

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.
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

Court

Land

Maps

Military

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

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






Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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

Web Sites

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.