Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy

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Effingham County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Effingham County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 15, 1831
County Seat Effingham
Courthouse
IL-effingham-courthouse.jpg
Address Effingham County Courthouse
101 N. 4th Street
Effingham, Illinois 62401
County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 628
Effingham, Illinois 62401
(217) 342-6535
E-Mail: countyclerk@co.effingham.il.us
Circuit Court Clerk
120 W. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 101
P.O. Box 586
Effingham, Illinois 62401
(217) 342-4065
E-Mail: circuitclerk@co.effingham.il.us
Website: www.co.effingham.il.us
Named for: Lord Effingham
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Template:Illinois-stub United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Effingham County

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1831--Effingham County was created 15 February 1831 from Fayette and Crawford Counties.
  • County seat: Effingham [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190020,465
191020,055−2.0%
192019,556−2.5%
193019,013−2.8%
194022,03415.9%
195021,675−1.6%
196023,1076.6%
197024,6086.5%
198030,94425.7%
199031,7042.5%
200034,2648.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990

For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

1840 Pensioners[edit | edit source]
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Effingham County on page 186.]

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Effingham County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Effingham County.
- 35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and I.
- 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and K.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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The website of the Effingham County Clerk/Recorder includes order forms for birth, marriage, and death records.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 193. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.