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Edgar County, Illinois
Genealogy and History 

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Illinois Genealogy Trails Edgar County website. 

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If you have any data you would like to contribute to this county's website: family histories from the old county history books, biographies, births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, cemetery and census data,
county and town histories, newspapers, old historical postcards, &c., please
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Edgar County was formed in 1823 out of Clark County.

It was named for Irishman John Edgar who was an officer in the Royal Navy who switched sides during the Revolutionary War rather than fight the colonists.  He became a a pioneer merchant, politician and land speculator in early Illinois
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Townships in Edgar County

Brouilletts Creek

Buck

Edgar (Bloomfield)

Elbridge

Embarrass

Grandview

Hunter

Kansas

Paris

Prairie

Ross

Shiloh

Stratton

Symmes

Young America

Communities in Edgar County include:

Incorporated Cities and Towns

Brocton

Chrisman

Elbridge

 

Grandview

 

Hume

Kansas

Metcalf

Paris

Redmon

Vermilion

Unincorporated Villages

Edgar

Horace

Bloomfield




 Our Online Data

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Nov 2014:  obits for MORROW, HENNING

Previous Updates:
1883 Pensioners, bioS for COOK, HALL
JAMES obit; Crime news for THOMPSON; 1929 Roll of Honor of soldiers; 1850 Mortality Schedule.; Rev. War Soldiers buried in Edgar co.; WW2 Casualties; WW1 mothers entitled to make the trip to European war cemeteries; New obituaries and newspaper gleanings; county history; EARLY PRESBYTERIANS; 1877, 1878, 1881 gossip, sick list and community news gleanings. Death notice for KOHO



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Visit the Illinois Counties surrounding Edgar:

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Coles

Douglas

Vermilion

 

Vigo County, IN

Vermillion County, IN

 

EDGAR COUNTY RESOURCES

Edgar County, Illinois Courthouse
115 West Court Street
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-4151

County Clerk's Office holds: Land Records, Vital Records (birth, death and marriage)
Circuit Clerk's Office holds: Divorce Records, Probates and Wills, Other Court Records

Be sure to call for prices and guidelines before you send your request

*A list of dates records are available can be found on our Courthouse Earliest Record Holdings page
 


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