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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



Edgar County Data

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Website Updates:

June 2015:  1930 Class picture for Randolph School, obits for OGDEN, COMBS, RILEY, STUMP;  gossip news for HELTON, PARRISH; Sick list news for KELLY children; Miscellaneous news story for CRAIG

JANUARY 2015 - Update #4
BIOS: Grand View Township - Augustus (2), Brinkerhoff (2), Dawson, Francis, Gano, Gilbert, Huston (3), Hinds, Hickman, Jackson, Kime, King, Murphy, Mosley, Mink, McMullen, Moseley, Newton (2), O’Hair, Rowe, Ringland, Swarts, Sherer, Sims, Shroder (2), Sluss, Smith (3), Steele, Stoneburner, Shultz, Tate (2), Thomas, Walz, Wilson, Young.

JANUARY 2015 - Updated #3
OBITS: Mrs. Frank Hunter, John S. Stigler, Ed Raines, Mr. Holding, Jennie Foncannon, Sarah Pugh, Edgar S. Graves
MARRIAGE NEWS: Taylor-Nelson, Hill-Curry
SCHOOL NEWS: 1886-Commencement; 1896-Chrisman Graduates; 1901 Commencement
CRIME NEWS: Hattie O'Neil
FIRE NEWS: 1891 Chrisman Fire

JANUARY 2015 - Update #2
BIOS: Stratton Township - Allen, Boyer, Blackburn (2), Besier, Blackman, Driskell, Dill, Eliot, Ferris, Fitzgerald, Gillespy (2), Hausam, Johnson, Kimbrough, Moffitt, Mings, Myers, Morrison, Ormiston, Raffety (2), Showalter (2), Shepherd, Sims, Stotts, Step, Stubbs, Volkers, Welton, Wilson and Wilkins.

JANUARY 2015 - Update #1
BIOS: Young America Township - Ames, Bradfield (2), Boyce, Barnett, Bell, Dains, Dodd, Davis (2), Galway (2) Green, Guthrie, Hildreth (3), Hull, Horn, Hoover, Hume, Kendall (2), Kile, Metcalfe, McCown, Meloy, Orr, Pope, Rogers, Reed, Ross (2), Stringer, Sommerville, Smith (2), Shaffer, Vanvactor, Weaver and Watson.

Prior Updates



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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

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


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