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County Information
Livingston County was founded on February 27, 1837. It was formed from parts of McLean, LaSalle, and Iroquois counties, and named after Edward Livingston, Secretary of State in the cabinet of President Andrew Jackson. He was the mayor of New York City, represented New York in the United States House of Representatives, then represented Louisiana in both houses of Congress and the United States Minister to France. Although he had no connections to Illinois, the General Assembly found him accomplished enough to name a county after him.

The county seat is Pontiac.

Township Map:

Cities and Towns
* Campus * Chatsworth * Cornell * Cullom * Dwight * Emington * Fairbury * Flanagan
* Forrest * Long Point * Odell * Pontiac * Saunemin * Strawn

Livingston County Data


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Wills/Probate Records


Website Updates:
June 2015:  sicklist news for O'MALLEY; obit for PICKENS
March 2015: Many new newspaper additions.  Obits, Crimes, Marriage Announceme nts, Fires/Accidents, Community news
Jan. 2015: Biographical Record of Livingston County




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Adjacent Counties
Grundy County (north)
LaSalle County (northwest)
Kankakee County (northeast)
McLean County (southwest)
Ford County (southeast)
Woodford County (west)

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