Piatt County, Illinois


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Welcome to the Piatt County ILGenWeb website.
The site is currently undergoing updates and improvements.
Please be patient while we add more content.
Please contact the County Coordinator, Dee Lund, if you have any questions about this site or if you would like to contribute to the site.


1875 Piatt County Map

History Books:

History of Piatt County, together with a brief history of Illinois from the discovery of the upper Mississippi to the present time [by Emma C. Piatt]

Past and Present of Piatt County, Illinois, together with biographical sketches of many prominent and influential citizens [by Charles McIntosh]

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois: History of Piatt County [edited by Francis M. Shonkwiler]

A Heritage Reborn [by Larry West]

The Bement Story 1855-1955 [by Bement Centennial Corporation]

Cisco, Illinois, 1874-1974 [by Cisco, IL, Centennial History Committee]

The Biggest Little Town on Earth: DeLand Centennial 1873-1973 [by Myrta Grace Paugh]

Hammond Centennial Scrapbook 1973 [by Centennial Board]

White Heath Centennial 1872-1972 [by White Heath Community Club]

County Statistics:

Piatt County, Illinois was formed in 1841.
The county is divided into eight townships and comprises an area of 438 sections, or roughly 280,320 acres.

Official State of Illinois facts for Piatt County

Wikipedia facts for Piatt County

Cemetery Information:

Map of Cemeteries in Piatt County

List and Coordinates of Cemeteries in Piatt County

Photographs of Cemeteries in Piatt County. [Angie Johnson]

Queries and Lookups:

Piatt County Message Board


Surname Researchers

Military Information:

Illinois Civil War Rosters for Piatt

Federal Pension roll of 1883 - Piatt

Oral Histories:

Audio recordings of Piatt County citizens - courtesy of the Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society


Piatt County Photographs - submitted by the public

History Clubs and Societies:

Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society

Vital and Miscellaneous Records:

Contact the Piatt County Clerk for birth, death, and marriage records.

Mailing List:

Rootsweb offers a mailing list for Piatt County Genealogy.
This list is for the discussion and research of individuals or family's having lived
or are living in Piatt County. This list will welcome the posting of old letters, wills, and family stories.
Piatt County Mailing List

Illinois Links

The Illinois GenWeb Project Main Page

USGenWeb Illinois Archives page

IL County Boundaries Changes, 1790 to Present

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Illinois

US Resources: Illinois

IL Genealogical & Historical Societies

Illinois History Project

Neighboring ILGenWeb Counties

McLean County

DeWitt County

Macon County

Coles County

Champaign County

Copyright 1997-2009 Richard Howland; 2010, 2011, 2012 ILGenWeb Project. All rights reserved.
Updated November 2012 -- Dee Lund.