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Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

1826–1859
Vermilion

1823–1826
Edgar

1819–1823
Clark

1816–1819
Crawford

1815–1816
Edwards

1812–1815
Madison

1801–1812
St. Clair

1790–1801
Knox, Northwest Territory



Township Names:

Brenton
Name changed from Stockton on May 9, 1864; Stockton was formed from part of Patton on March 15, 1859.

Button
Formed from Patton in December, 1864.

Dix
Name changed from Drummer Grove in September 2, 1864.

Drummer
Formed from Dix on March 1, 1869.

Lyman
Formed from Brenton on September 9, 1867.

Mona
Formed as Delhi from Rogers on March 2, 1870; name changed to Mona on June 16, 1870.

Patton
Named Prairie City when established as a township in Vermilion County; name changed to Patton on September 14, 1857.

Peach Orchard
Formed from Sullivant on September 14, 1868.

Pella
Formed as Clyde from Brenton on March 2, 1870; name changed to Pella on June 16, 1870.

Rogers
Formed as Grant from Stockton (Brenton) in September, 1863; name changed to Rogers on May 9, 1864.

Sullivant
Formed from Dix on September 9, 1867.

Wall
Formed from Patton on June 12, 1867.

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Ford County was Established on February 17, 1859

Named after Thomas Ford, the eighth Governor of the State of Illinois. Ford served Governor of the State of Illinois from December 8, 1842 to December 9, 1846



Helpful Addresses

IRAD Depository
Milner Library
Illinois State University
Campus Box 8900
Normal, IL 61790-8900
Telephone: (309) 452-6027

Ford County Courthouse
200 West State Street
Paxton, IL 60957
Telephone:
County Clerk (217) 379-2721
Circuit Clerk (217) 379-2641
Recorder (217) 379-2721


Data Found Online Here

The 1850 Mortality Schedule of Vermilion County
Ford was within this County's boundaries in 1850

Biographies

1917 Business Directory

Drummer Cemetery

Elliott Cemetery

Pontoppidan Cemetery

Farmersville Cemetery

Hall Cemetery

Meharry Cemetery

Melvin Cemetery

Mt. Olive Cemetery

Mt. Hope Cemetery

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Ten Mile Cemetery

Waggoner Cemetery

Graduating Class of Drummer Township 1929

1940 Gibson Directory

1945 Gibson City Directory

1940 Gibson City Plat Map

Ford County Historical Society
The Ford County Illinois Historical Atlas book Online!

1884
(offsite link)

Ford County Obituaries

 


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