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Iroquois County was formed in 1833 out of Vermilion County and is the only U.S. county named for the Iroquois people (a confederacy of six tribes - the Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora.)

The county seat is Watseka.

Cities and Towns
Ashkum ~~ Beaverville ~~ Buckley ~~ Chebanse ~~ Cissna Park ~~ Clifton
Crescent City ~~ Danforth ~~ Donovan ~~ Gilman ~~ Iroquois ~~ Loda
Martinton ~~ Milford ~~ Onarga ~~ Papineau ~~ Sheldon ~~ Stockland
Thawville ~~ Watseka ~~ Wellington ~~Woodland

[Old courthouse built 1866 & 1881]

County courthouse
550 S. 10th Street
County Courthouse
Watseka, IL 60970-1810
Phone: (815) 432-6960

County Clerk & Recorder
Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Licenses, Elections
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Iroquois County Online Data




Census Data

Church Records

County History 


Military Data

Newspaper Data

Obituary Index

Photos of Iroquois

Poor Farm Data


Towns and Townships


Miscellaneous Data

Old Illnesses


Oct 2013:  1883 Pensioners
July 2013:
crime news, re: JONES and HICKEY
Apr 2013:
bio for REEVES
Oct 2012:
Obit for PAYSON, bio for THOMPSON
Aug 2012:
Marriage Announcement for CHATTEN-DOWNEY
June 2012:
bio for KERR
Nov 2011:
Liberty Cemetery Burials for FRAZIER, FRY
Previous Updates:
BARRITT, DUNHAM, VASSELER death notices; Birth notice for WRIGHT; ABBOTT bio; BARTH obituary; Gossip News item for HOMES; GEIKEN obits; Bio of HUCKINS; Train Accident and death of the MULLERS; Obit for HAMER


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