WE'RE EXPANDING... Be patient for all the data
to be uploaded....
Hi, my name is Sharon Wick and I am the host of
Vermilion County, Illinois.
This website was created on November 21st, 2003 and
taken down on July 23rd 2008
The reason I
picked this particular county is that my great great grandparents lived here
at one time in the mid 1800's.
The names I am researching in this county are Grindle, Grinnell, Grindal,
Grindol, Love, Leonard, Shook, McPherron (with varied spellings) and Earp.
I hope you will be patient while I redesign this webpage and transcribe more
information to add.
Please note that this is a part of
Genealogy Express Website at
which has recently been expanded from one state of Ohio to the Whole Country
This Website was formerly a part of another genealogy web project but due to
differences of opinion and my need to "Spread My Wings", I have started a
whole new website of Genealogy Express.
DONATIONS OF DATA
If you would like to contribute genealogy type data to this website, please
contact me at the link below here.
If there are broken links to fix or corrections to be made, please report
them to me at: Sharon Wick.
Please put the name of the County in the Subject line.
NOTE: There will be lots and lots of broken links here until I get
them all uploaded.
Please be patient and they will all be back online very soon.
If there is anything that you want me to skip to and add right away...
Please email me.
Thanks again, Sharon
HISTORY OF VERMILION COUNTY,
VERMILION COUNTY, an eastern county, bordering on the
Indiana State line, and drained by the Vermilion and Little Vermilion
Rivers, from which it takes its name. It was originally organized in
1826, when it extended north to Lake Michigan. Its present area is 882
square miles. The discovery of salt springs, in 1819, but the
manufacture of salt and abandoned many years ago. Early settlers were
Seymour Treat, James Butler, Henry Johnston, Harvey Liddington, Gurdon S.
Hubbard and Daniel W. Beckwith.James Butler and
Achilels Morgan were the first County Commissioners. Many
interesting, fossil remains have been found, among them the skeleton of a
mastodon (1868). Fire clay is found in large quantities, and two coal
seams cross the county. The surface is level and the soil fertile.
Corn is the chief agricultural product, although oats, wheat, rye, and
potatoes are extensively cultivated. Stock-raising and wool-growing
are important industries. There are also several manufactories,
chiefly at Danville, which is the county-seat. Coal mining is carried
on extensively, especially in the vicinity of Danville. Population
(1880), 41,588; (1890), 49,905; (1900) 65,635; (1910) 77,996.