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Crawford  County

Illinois, USA

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     Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its county seat is Robinson. Crawford County was formed in 1816 out of Edwards County. At the time of its formation, it encompassed about one third of the State, but it was reduced to its present borders by 1831 as it spawned new counties. It was named in honor of William H. Crawford, from Georgia, who was serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury at the time.

     The following counties are adjacent to Crawford: Clark County – north; Sullivan County, Indiana – east; Knox County, Indiana – southeast; Lawrence County – south; Richland County – southwest; and Jasper County - west

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The following are names of persons, found within our databases as having been either born, married or died in this location. Names in dark red denote direct ancestral lines. To find out more about each surname listed click on the corresponding Link.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families  (MMPS)


Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families (BPQR)


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families  (DKPS)

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     Our 6th great-grandfather Benjamin Franklin Peachee, Sr. married Sindilla Broadis at Crawford County in 1828.  Sindilla was Benjamin’s second wife as his first wife Anna Abbott passed away circa 1826 in Kentucky.  It is most probable that Benjamin knew the Broadus Family as they also migrated from Kentucky to the same area of Indiana.  According to census documents the Broadis family lived in Sullivan county, Indiana which is adjacent to Crawford County.  As such the wedding event may have been conducted in a church or relatives home in Crawford county. After the marriage it appears that Benjamin and his new bride lived in nearby Daviess County, Indiana

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LOCATION:  Country: United States;  State: Illinois;  County: Crawford;  Coordinates/Map: 39° 0′ 0″ N, 87° 45′ 36″ W;     39, -87.76

DESCRIPTION OF GEN-SITE: Robinson is a city in Crawford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 6,822 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Crawford County. Because Robinson is centrally located in the county it became the county seat. It is named after J. M. Robinson, a leading attorney and prominent citizen of Carmi, IL.  Major employers in the town include a refinery owned by Marathon Petroleum Company and a chocolate factory that makes the Heath bar for The Hershey Company, which was first made in 1914 by local resident  L. S. Heath, founder of Heath toffee.

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ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: see Family History Notes above.  

INTERNET WEB LINK(S):  Robinson Chamber of Commerce;  Robinson, Illinois at the Open Directory Project

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Robinson;   Flat Rock;   Hutsonville;   Oblong;   Palestine; Stoy



Crawford County is divided into ten townships: Honey Creek;   Hutsonville;   Lamotte;   Licking;   Martin;   Montgomery;   Oblong;   Prairie;   Robinson;   Southwest

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Historical Changes in the Boundaries of this County

     Conducting genealogical research in the United States requires an understanding of county boundaries.  As the population grew more counties were created to meet the public’s need for localized governments.  This phenomena was common in all states during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  As such you must be sure that you are not looking for records in the wrong county or state. 

     The web-site for the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project provides interactive maps for all states. This Atlas is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, and people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, and Vital Records that document birth, death, and marriage.   Listed below are the boundary changes for this county, the dates they occurred, as well as the government statute that decreed the change.  To see actual changes in a mapping format follow this LINK to the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project .

CRAWFORD COUNTY: Map(s) and descriptions of Historical Boundary Changes

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 31 Dec 1816 - CRAWFORD created by Illinois Territory from EDWARDS; CRAWFORD included territory in present Illinois,

                         Wisconsin, and Michigan.


 03 Dec 1818 - CRAWFORD lost all territory in present Michigan and Wisconsin to Michigan Territory when the state of

                         Illinois was created from Illinois Territory; CRAWFORD became a county in the state of Illinois.


22 Mar 1819 - CRAWFORD lost to creation of CLARK.


 16 Jan 1821 - CRAWFORD lost to creation of LAWRENCE.


14 Feb 1821 - CRAWFORD lost to creation of FAYETTE.


23 Dec 1822 - CRAWFORD lost small area to CLARK.


23 Dec 1824 - CRAWFORD lost to creation of CLAY. (Ill. Laws 1824-1825, pp. 18-20)


15 Feb 1831 - CRAWFORD lost to creation of EFFINGHAM and JASPER. EFFINGHAM and JASPER not fully organized,

                        parts attached to CRAWFORD until "organized."

20 Dec 1832 - EFFINGHAM fully organized, detached from CRAWFORD.

19 Dec 1834 - JASPER fully organized, detached from CRAWFORD.

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Our “Gen-Tool Kit” has been primarily designed for those researchers who may be traveling to this location to perform on-site studies of their family history, or to just visit some of the interesting historical sites located in the area.  It can be very satisfying to mix research with sightseeing at historical and scenic spots.  Such activity not only gives you an understanding of the land but a needed break from intense research sessions.  When visiting an ancestral county for genealogical research we’ve found that the three most important places to visit are the county courthouse; the county library; and the county historical and/or genealogical societies.  It is also good to plan ahead by contacting any site you intend visiting in order to ascertain where it is and when it will be open.  This is especially true with regard to historical and genealogical societies.  We hope that the following information will provide you with a better idea of what resources are available, within this county, to the family historian.


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·         Crawford County: Tombstone Transcription Project

·         Cemetery List

·         Cemetery Location Project

·         Crawford County Cemetery Records

·         Crawford County Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project

·         Crawford County Cemeteries

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National Register of Historic Places listings in Crawford County, Illinois

·         Crawford County :Wikipedia

·         Crawford County Bibliography

·         Crawford County Fact Sheet

·         Crawford County History

·         Historical Markers Crawford County

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Libaries, Museums, Archives

Libraries, Museums & Archives

·         Crawford County Libraries

·         Family History Library Holdings

·         Illinois Oil Field Museum and Resource Center Oblong

·         Libraries in Crawford County

·         Local Governmental Records Holdings

·         PERiodical Source Index Search Crawford County, Illinois

·         Robinson Public Library District Genealogy Research

·         USGenWeb Archives

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Maps and Gazetteers

·         1875 Crawford County Map

·         7.5-Minute Topographic Maps in Crawford County

·         City/Town Directory

·         Crawford County 1895 U.S. Atlas

·         Crawford County 1954

·         Crawford County 1960

·         Crawford County 1966

·         Crawford County 1970

·         Crawford County 1975

·         Crawford County 1979

·         Crawford County 1980 (a)

·         Crawford County 1980 (b)

·         Crawford County 1981

·         Crawford County 1985

·         Crawford County 2002

·         Crawford County Gazetteer

·         Crawford County Post Offices

·         Crawford County Post Offices 1846

·         Crawford County Topo Maps and Aerial Photos

·         Historical Land Ownership Biblio. & Guide: Crawford Co., IL

·         Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Lawrence, Richland counties 1870

·         Map of Crawford County 1876

·         1876 Map of Crawford, Robinson,Kinmundy & Newton, Co.

·         Township Map of Crawford County, Illinois

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·         Crawford County Courthouse: 1 Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 602, Robinson, IL 62454

·         Crawford County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds: Phone: County Clerk 618-546-1212 or 544-2590; Recorder 618-546-1212 or 544-2590.  This office has Marriage Records from 1817; Birth & Death Records from 1877; and Land Records from 1816.

·         Crawford County Clerk of the Circuit Court: Phone: 618-544-3512.  This office maintains Probate Records: from 1818, and Court Records: from 1817.

·         Illinois Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1916 and Marriage & Divorces since January 1 1962. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Illinois for current fees and application process. 

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