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Crawford County was established December 31, 1816 (Territorial Laws, 1815 16, p. 21), formed from Edwards County, Illinois Territory. Sometimes known as "Great Crawford County", its area extended from the Wabash to the middle of Illinois, and from its present southern border almost to the Canadian border.


Crawford County was formed in 1816 out of Edwards County. At the time of its formation, it encompassed about one third of the State, but it was reduced to its present borders by 1831 as it spawned new counties. It was named in honor of William H. Crawford, from Georgia, who was serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury at the time. Crawford County was home to several battles between the settlers and Indians...
[wikipedia]

The crime committed that resulted in the first woman in Illinois to be hanged was committed in Crawford county (though she was actually executed in Lawrence County)


Robinson IL

Robinson, East side of the square, c. 1918

City
Robinson (county seat)

Villages

* Flat Rock * Hutsonville * Oblong * Palestine * Stoy

Townships
* Honey Creek * Hutsonville * Lamotte * Licking * Martin
* Montgomery * Oblong * Prairie * Robinson * Southwest

Other populated areas, past and present, include:
Annapolis * Bellair * Bird * Chauncey * Crawfordsville * Dogwood * Duncansville * Gordon *
Green Brier * Hardinville * Heathsville * Kibbie * Landes * Morea * New Hebron * Oil Center * Oil Grove
Pierceburg * Porterville * Port Jackson * Richwoods * Riddleville * Russellville * Trimble * Villas
West Union * West York

Crawford County Data

Births

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Wills/Probate Records

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Website Updates:
Feb 2014:  Obit for MURPHY;  Burials in Kitchell cemetery
Dec 2013:  baseball team picture from 1916 (under miscellaneous data)
Oct 2013:  News stories of Unknown Dead men found;  Accident news story re: PARR and SCOTT
Jan 2013: NEWLIN bio
Feb 2012: 1850 Mortality Schedule


We're looking to add the transcribed data from the vital records, biographies from the county histories as well as the county history information itself, transcriptions of obituaries, burial data from cemetery trompings and/or readings, the data from military pensions and other service records; enumerations from census years, any newspaper gleanings for the family members including birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices/obits and anything in between - in short, the data you used to build your family tree
(rather than the tree itself since we don't have the space or manpower to accept gedcoms and trees)



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Surrounding Counties
* Clark County - north
*
Sullivan County, Indiana - east
*
Knox County, Indiana - southeast
*
Lawrence County - south
*
Richland County - southwest
*
Jasper County - west


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