Place:DeWitt, Illinois, United States

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NameDeWitt
Alt namesDe Wittsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
De Witt countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17021969
DeWittsource: Wikipedia
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.167°N 88.917°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1839 - )
See alsoMacon, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Piatt, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Tazewell, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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DeWitt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 16,561, which is a decrease of 1.4% from 16,798 in 2000. Its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton. Its county seat is Clinton. The U.S. Census Bureau and the USGS list the county's name as De Witt, although the county uses the name DeWitt (no space). The county was formed in 1839 from Macon and McLean Counties.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1828 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1877 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 3,247
1850 5,002
1860 10,820
1870 14,768
1880 17,010
1890 17,011
1900 18,972
1910 18,906
1920 19,252
1930 18,598
1940 18,244
1950 16,894
1960 17,253
1970 16,975
1980 18,108
1990 16,516

Research Tips

The USGenWeb site for DeWitt County is execellent in that it has a variety of great family history information. It's a must see. Illinois GenWeb

External links

  • Outstanding guide to DeWitt County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~ildewitt/


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