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  ILLINOIS GENEALOGY EXPRESS

a part of US Genealogy Express
Vermilion County, Illinois History & Genealogy

 

 

WE'RE EXPANDING... Be patient for all the data to be uploaded....
Thanks, Sharon

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

Due to requests from contributors, I am putting it on
my new Ohio Genealogy Express website.

 

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 Ohio Genealogy Express Website at www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com which has recently been expanded from one state of Ohio to four counties in Illinois, namely Macon, Moultrie, Piatt & Vermilion.
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 Ohio Genealogy Express.

DONATIONS OF DATA NEEDED!!!
If you would like to contribute genealogy type data to this website, please contact me at the link below here.
Thanks.

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.

SEE ILLINOIS UPDATES

Map of Vermilion County, Illinois
CONTRIBUTORS PAGE
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, ILLNOIS

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.

ADDITIONAL DATA

Vermilion County
Business Directory
1879

MILITARY DATA

History of Vermilion County, Illinois
Publ. 1911
Table of Contents

Civil War
Casualties Among the Volunteers from Georgetown

 

 

Death Records
1 thru 180

ADDITIONS:

WORK IN PROCESS:  
History
of the Twenty-fifth Illinois Regiment

in Vermilion Co.

1916 - 1950 Deaths
More to come

Some Residents of
Vermilion County Home.

Adding more names to biographical Indexes

   

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Vermilion County Court House, Danville, Ill

CLICK HERE for more Photos of the Courthouses in Vermilion Co., Illinois

Vermilion County Courthouse
6 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 618325879

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Vermilion County Official Website

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Societies and Associations of Vermilion County

Illiana Historical & Genealogy Society
215 W. North
Danville, IL  60942
Ph.# 217-431-8733

 
 
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