Woodford county, Illinois

  • History of Woodford County - published in 1968 by the Board of Supervisors.  This index was complied by Karen Fyke.
  • Woodford County Historical Sites - published by the Bicentennial Commission, 1976; indexed by Karen Fyke
  • Woodford County Families - stories and pictures of some of OUR families
  • Early Settlers Photo - dated 1911
  • The Tornado of 1858 (Taken from "The Courier" newspaper, Henry, IL  This tornado covered 86 miles in less than an hour destroying everything in its path. Eureka, Secor, Kappa and El Paso were all damaged in some way)
  • Historical Metamora Courthouse

  • Celebration of Woodford County

  • 1850 District 56 Census - partial listing

  • Example of Woodford County's Early Marriage Certificate(courtesy Kent Koffenberger)

  • Online Editions of Local Marshall County Newspapers

      The Eureka Journal, Thursday, October 10, 1889

    • Page 1  (advertisements, state news and an article written describing a trip to Europe - includes an interesting section about the deaf-mute schools of America.)
    • Page 2  (National and world news - including the first meeting of the International Congress, Secretary Blaine's speach and the elections in the newly formed states of South and North Dakota and Montana.)
    • Page 4 (Local items, gossip columns, advertisement and church news)
  • Irvin Bauman : Corn Shucker Champ - story submitted by Charles Steck
  • Past and Present - transcribed chapters from the book "Past and Present", 1878
  • Guide to Woodford County Historical Sites - Index from the book Woodford County Bicentennial Commission, 1976, complied by Karen Fyke.
  • Biographical History of Livingston and Woodford County - Index of the PORTRAITS within the book; complied by Karen Fyke.

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