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Ford County

Find A Grave - Ford County

Ford County geographic names – From the U. S. Geological Survey (GNIS)

Ford County Fact Sheet – Secretary of State website

Ford County, Illinois – Quickfacts from U. S. Census Bureau

Ford County, Illinois World War II Casualties

Ford County  Poorhouse – Website for County Farm

Ford County, IL GenWeb  - A genealogy website

Ford County Rootsweb Message Board

Ford County, IL Genforum Message Board

Illinois State Historical Markers: Thomas Ford – Information on the county’s namesake

Illinois Trails Ford County History & Genealogy

National Register of Historical Places in Ford County

Sidney Dilks Oral History – University of Illinois archives oral history project

The Political Graveyard Ford County, Ill. – Burial information on some people of note from county

Welcome to Ford County Illinois – Information on the county


Gibson City

 Gibson City Illinois Homepage

1940 Plat Map of Gibson City – Illinois Trails Ford County History & Genealogy website

1940 City Directory of Gibson City – Illinois Trails Ford County History & Genealogy website

1947 City Directory of Gibson City – Illinois Trails Ford County History & Genealogy website



Paxton Illinois Homepage – community information hosted by IlliCom

Bird's eye view of the city of Paxton, Ford County, Illinois 1869 – Library of Congress

Bill Morrison Autobiography – Former Paxtonite in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame



An Atlas of Illinois Maps

Coal Mining in Illinois

Detailed Tribal Histories

Documents from Illinois During the Gilded Age 1870-1900

Early Colonial History

Early Land Sales, Maps, Analysis, and Records

Every Library in Illinois Directory

George Rogers Clark Papers

H-Illinois Discussion Network

History Library at UIUC

History of Illinois and Prairie Indian Nations

History of the Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Association of Museums

Illinois' Civil War Soldiers - Database

Illinois Heritage Association

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Illinois Historical Survey

Illinois History

Illinois History Documents, 1673-2000

Illinois Humanities Council

Illinois Labor History

Illinois Local History Network

Illinois Natural History Survey

Illinois Public Domain Land Sale

Illinois Railway Museum

Illinois State Archives

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Illinois State Historical Library

Illinois State Historical Society  

Illinois State Library

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index

Illinois USGenWeb Project

Illinois' Veterans Korean and Viet Nam War Memorials

Kaskaskia Indians

Legend of the Piasa

List of all Historical Markers in Illinois

Map History of Illinois County Boundaries 1790 - Present

Native Americans in Illinois

Population of Illinois by Counties 1810 to 2000

Slaves in Illinois

Spanish-American War (1898) Veterans from Illinois

State of Illinois – State Government website

The French in Illinois

The Illini Confederation Lords of the Mississippi Valley

The Illinois Civil War Project



United States

AASLH Homepage

American Association of Museums

American Historical Association

Ellis Island Records

Historical U.S. Documents (1600 - Present) Online

Legacies Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian

National Endowment for the Humanities

NUCMC Home Page - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections

Organization of American Historians

The American Civil War Homepage

The American Studies Association Homepage

The Library of Congress Home Page

The Organization of American Historians



H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online

Oral History Association

Phi Alpha Theta - History Honor Society, Inc.

The History Channel

The History Net




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This page last revised: March 5, 2010