Welcome To Richland County
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WELCOME to the Richland County Illinois USGenWeb page! This page is constantly changing and developing, so check back often. My name is Scott Burow, and I'm the County Coordinator for Richland County. So kick back, put your feet up, and watch out for the white squirrels. May all your roots run deep, and your answers lie within.

For those interested in my Richland County Connection,the Ratcliff(e) clan, click here!

Info from the County Coordinator:

They're here! Both the 1884 History of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland County, Illinois AND the 1909 volume of Biographical and Reminiscent History of Richland, Clay, and Marion County are available on this site. Both volumes of material are saved in Adobe PDF format, and complete copies, from the title page to the index. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download the free version HERE. If you have Adobe, go HERE to start reading!

Richland County Court House
Olney, IL.

The current Richland county court
house is the fourth courthouse to
be erected in Olney, the county seat.
The previous court house was
destroyed by fire in 1913.

This drawing of the court house
was done by Dr. B. Baird Smith
and is reproduced here with permission
of the Richland County Genealogical &
Historical Society.

  Richland county was formed in 1841 from Clay and Lawrence counties.

Important Pages to Visit

Richland County Queries
View & Enter Personal Queries

Richland County Maps
County and City maps of the area

Richland County Mailing List
Join in With Questions & Comments

Resource Look-ups
Volunteers, We Will Do Look-ups

Richland County Obituaries
View & Enter Personal Obituaries

Richland County Families
Family Trees You Can Browse

Richland County Cemeteries
Cemeteries and How to Find Them

Richland County Vital Statistics
Birth, Death, and Marriage Info.

Genealogical & Historical Society
Richland County Books For Sale

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
Marriage Look-Ups 1763 - 1900

Illinois Migration
Patrick Hays Migration Project

Olney Public Library
Off Site Link

Illinois State Archives
New Address and expanded Services!

A Letter from 1853
A brief look at life in 1853

Richland County Scrapbook
Items From Our Researchers

Richland County Photo Scrapbook
Items From Our Researchers

Richland Heritage Museum
Richland County History

Robert Ridgway Information
Our Famous Mount Carmel Native

World War II Honor List
Army and Army Air Force Personnel

1956 Richland County Fair Book
A Centennial History Book

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This page last updated on 6/13/2006 9:54PM