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wherever their trails led

 

Hi, my name is Nancy Piper and I am the host for Stark County, Illinois.  On these pages you will find the information pertaining to the history of  StarkCounty.  Our goal is to have available free of charge as much information as possible and will be adding continuously to these pages, so check back often.    

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ANNIVERSARIES

BIOGRAPHIES

 Convicts in the Joliet Prison

CENSUS

CEMETERY LISTINGS

COUNTY HISTORY

DEATH RECORDSS

COURT RECORDS

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

SCHOOLS

VILLAGE HISTORY

 Past Updates

WILLS

 Obituaries and Death Notices

RECENT  UPDATES
Recent Updates
September 2018
From the Oct. 22, 1885 Bradford Republican
Bradford, Castleon, and Toulon Community News
Death Notices: Mrs. Sarah Wallace DeWitt, Mrs. John Hulburt, Julius Miekley's Infant
Adminstrator News: Administrator's Sale of Estate of Charles Bolt
Bradford Community News for August 2, 1883

June 2018
Bradford Community News from July 26 1883

From the Oct. 1st 8th and 15th, 1885 Bradford Independent, Bradford IL
Bradford, Castleton, Wyoming and County Line Community News (lots of names here)
Obituary: Emma E. (Phenix) Fink
Births: Kissinger (daughter), Drawyer (son)
Marriage Notice: Ewing-Moriarty, Richardson-Scott
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Rockhold's Fifteenth Wedding Anniversary



March 2018
Bradford Community News from July 5 1883 and September 24 1885
Wyoming and Castleton Community News from September 24, 1885
Marriage Notice: Swett-Holmes (1885)
Death Notices: Alfred Bond, George Tapp's Infant (1885), Charles .M. Teeter (1883)
News-Birth: Real (daughter)

 Stark County
Established: March 2, 1839 (Laws, 1839, p. 229)
Named for John Stark, a soldier of the French and Indian wars, a Major General of the Revolution, who served with distinction at Bunker Hill, Trenton, Princeton, and Bennington.


Stark County Courthouse
130 West Main Street
Toulon, IL 61483
County Clerk: (309) 286-5911
Circuit Clerk: (309) 286-5941
Recorder: (309) 286-5911


Townships of Stark County

Click here to view the 1887 Township Map

Elmira
Essex
Goshen
Osceola
Penn
Toulon
Valley
West Jersey

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

1825 1839 - Putnam
1829 1839 -
Knox
1823 1825 -
Fulton
1821 1823 -
Pike
1812 1821 -
Madison
1801 1812 -
St. Clair
County Seat:
1841 Toulon

 


Surrounding Counties

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Stark County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties

HENRY

BUREAU

MARSHALL

KNOX

PEORIA

 
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