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Fayette County
County seat: Vandalia

Established: February 14, 1821

Origin of the name of the county:

  Named in honor of the Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, the famous French General who fought for the colonies in the Revolutionary War. Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

18161821- Crawford
18191821 -
Clark
18171821-
Bond
18121817 -
Madison
18151816 -
Edwards
17901812 -
St. Clair
17901801 -
Knox, Northwest Territory



 

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DEATHS

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CENSUS

COUNTY RECORDS

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FAMILY DATA

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MILITARY DATA

NEWSPAPER DATA

OBITUARIES

 

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Website Updates:
Aug 2014:  obit for WILLIS
Oct 2013:  1883 Pensioners
Mar 2013: Marriage announcement for WEHE-MCELREE
Jan 2013: Weather News story from 1837
June 2012: Probate Records
May 2012: Marriage Records

Previous Updates:
Burials in Halford and Stokes Cemeteries; Burials in Carlock, Harris, Liberty, Isbell, Pope and Donaldson Cemeteries; Mt. Carmel, Casey, Nave, Craig, Little Hickory Cemetery burials; RHODES, MYERS obits; History of the Churches, Towns and Schools; Obits for ENGLAND, CASEY, SHIFLETT, SMITH, DURBIN, MILLER, HOFFMAN, WILLIAMS, MYEYERHOLZ, MCDONALD, NASH, HUBBELL, COOK; HASLETT obit and burials in
Fairview Cemetery and Maplewood Cemetery; ZENK Obits and news items; Williams Cemetery Burials; HASLETT/HAZLETT, LIBELL obits



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Fayette County Courthouse
221 South 7th Street
Vandalia, IL 62471 
 County Clerk (618) 283-5000
Circuit Clerk (618) 283-5009
Recorder (618) 283-5000



Fayette County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties 

BOND

EFFINGHAM

CLINTON

CLAY

MARION

MONTGOMERY

 SHELBY




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