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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofmercerh00merc#page/n5/mode/2up ''History of Mercer and Henderson Counties Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.''] Chicago, Illinois: H.H. Hill and Company, 1882. {{FHL|673380|item|disp=FHL fiche 6071026}}
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofmercerh00merc#page/n5/mode/2up ''History of Mercer and Henderson Counties Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.''] Chicago, Illinois: H.H. Hill and Company, 1882. {{FHL|673380|item|disp=FHL fiche 6071026}}; digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16139 Ancestry] ($)
  
 
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Revision as of 00:15, 2 July 2011

Henderson County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Henderson County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 20, 1841
County Seat Oquawka
Courthouse
IL-henderson-courthouse.jpg
Address P.O. Box 308
Oquawka, IL 61469
309-867-2911
Named for: Henderson County, Kentucky


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History

Large numbers of Kentuckians settled in frontier Henderson County, Illinois. The name of the county (Henderson) is reminiscent of Henderson County, Kentucky - the previous residence of many pioneer settlers.[1]

Parent County

  • 1841--Henderson County was created 20 January 1841 from Warren County.  County seat: Oquawka [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190010,836
19109,724−10.3%
19209,7700.5%
19308,778−10.2%
19408,9491.9%
19508,416−6.0%
19608,237−2.1%
19708,4512.6%
19809,1147.8%
19908,096−11.2%
20008,2131.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990


















Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Henderson 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 Henderson County.


- 65th Reigment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 84th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies G and K.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B and C.

Newspapers

Probate

An unspecified number of Henderson County probate records are available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970.

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Hardin County Fact Sheet, Illinois State Archives, accessed May 28, 2011.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.