Hamilton County, Illinois Genealogy Guide

Hamilton County, Illinois (Map It) was created on February 8, 1821 from White County . Hamilton County was named for Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), first United States Secretary of the Treasury. Learn More About State of Illinois History

Hamilton County is bordered by  Wayne County (north), White County (east), Gallatin County (southeast), Saline County (south), Franklin County (west), Jefferson County (northwest)

Hamilton County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Belle Prairie City, Broughton, Dahlgren, Dale, Macedonia, McLeansboro.

Hamilton County Townships include  Knights Prairie, Flannigan, Beaver Creek, Dahlgren, Crook, Crouch, Mayberry, McLeansboro, South Flannigan, South Twigg, South Crouch, Twigg. View the Hamilton Federal Township Plats of Illinois from 1804-1891.

A Hamilton County, Illinois General Highway Maps includes County, City and Township maps which contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hamilton County, Illinois Courthouse Records

Hamilton County, Illinois Courthouse
Hamilton County, IL Courthouse

The Hamilton County Courthouse is located in McLeansboro, Illinois. Learn More About State of Illinois Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Hamilton county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Hamilton County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1821, Birth & Death Records from 1878 and Land Records from 1823. The County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County. The Recorder's duties are receiving, filing and maintaining all records related to real property in our county. These documents range from all types of conveyance deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments, property liens, as well as, assorted federal, state and local liens. The Recorder’s office is responsible for the recordation and storage of plats of subdivision, land surveys and monument records. Many other types of miscellaneous documents are recorded, such as; foreign birth certificates, foreign marriage licenses, and military discharge paperwork to name a few.
  • Hamilton County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1821 and Court Records from 1821. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court, commonly known as the Circuit Clerk, is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office retains documents some of which include criminal law, chancery, support, probate, adoption, ect....
  • Hamilton County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the statutory duties required as County Treasurer and as Ex-Officio County Collector of Real Estate Property Taxes and Drainage District Taxes for the entire county.
  • Local Government Records Database provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system

Hamilton County, Illinois Census Records

Hamilton County, Illinois Vital Records

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