Place:Woodford, Illinois, United States

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Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois, USA. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 38,664, which is an increase of 9.0% from 35,469 in 2000. Its county seat is Eureka.

Woodford County is part of the Peoria, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Woodford County was formed in 1841 out of Tazewell and McLean counties. The County was named for Woodford County, Kentucky, which was named for General William Woodford, who was with General George Washington at Valley Forge.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1831 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 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
1850 4,415
1860 13,282
1870 18,956
1880 21,620
1890 21,429
1900 21,822
1910 20,506
1920 19,340
1930 18,792
1940 19,124
1950 21,335
1960 24,579
1970 28,012
1980 33,320
1990 32,653

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Woodford 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/~ilwoodfo/


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