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


1823–1826
Edgar

1819–1823
Clark

1816–1819
Crawford

1815–1816
Edwards

1812–1815
Madison

1801–1812
St. Clair

1790–1803
Knox, Northwest Territory

Township Names:


Blount
Formed as Fremont from Newell and Pilot on September 8, 1856; name changed from Fremont to Blount on September 14, 1857.

Butler
Formed from Middle Fork on June 13, 1864.

Carroll

Catlin
Formed from Danville and Union in March 9, 1858.

Danville

Elwood

Georgetown

Grant
Formed as Lyon on September 10, 1861; name changed from Lyon to Grant on April 1, 1862.

Jamaica
Formed from Catlin, Sidell and Vance in 1890.

Love
Formed from Elwood in June, 1902.

McKendree
Formed from Georgetown between 1910 and 1920.

Middle Fork

Newell
Name changed from Richland on June 13, 1851.

Oakwood
Formed from Vance, Pilot and Catlin on March 10, 1868.

Pilot

Ross
Name changed from North Fork on June 13, 1851.

Sidell
Formed from Carroll on December 11, 1866.

South Ross
Formed from Ross on June 13, 1927.

Vance
Name changed from Union on June 13, 1851

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Vermilion County was Established on January 18, 1826

Named after the Vermilion River, the principal branches of which flow through the county






Helpful Addresses

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

Vermilion County Coroner Inquest Files Online

Vermilion County Courthouse
6 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832–5879
Telephone:
County Clerk (217) 431-2607
Circuit Clerk (217) 431-2540
Recorder (217) 431-2604




Data Found Online Here

The 1850 Mortality Schedule

Obituaries

Early Settlers

Quaker Records
Georgetown

Quaker Records
Elwood

Vermilion History

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Pape Mortuary
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