Schuyler County Illinois Genealogy

Schuyler County was created on January 13, 1825 and was formed from unorganized land and Pike County. Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Pike County (1821-1825), Madison County (1812-1821) and St. Clair County (1795-1812). It is named in honor of Philip Schuyler, member of the Continental Congress and Senator from New York.

The County Seat is Rushville. Prior County Seats was Beardstown, a site near present-day Pleasant View (1825-1826), and Rushville – Originally named Rushton: changed to Rushville on April 24, 1826 (1826-Present).


Excuse the mess! I am reworking the entire website of 2,500 pages and as I go along, links may not work properly or I I may remove links. The information is still here, though, and can be found in the search on the right. Thanks for understanding!


Welcome to the Schuyler County ILGenWeb Project website, my name is Dennis Partridge and presently I am the county coordinator for Schuyler County, Illinois. The USGenWeb project is seeking new volunteers to assist it in developing state, county, and town project sites. If you have some spare time and are interested in history and genealogy and like helping others find their ancestors, please let them know. See here for more information!

A County website such as this is made up of many different volunteers who have provided genealogy data, sometime countywide, but most of the time specific to their family research within Schuyler county. It is these contributions that have made this county website what it is today. Do you have anything you can contribute? If so please let me know using the contact me at the top right of every page and I’ll help get you started on the process.


If you see broken links or other problems please let me know.

Finding Information

This is a very large website with lots of information.
Use the links on the page to find topics of interest or use the search engine to find all of the information available
about a specific person or place.


Alphabetical List

  1. Bible Pages
  2. Births
  3. Biographies
  4. Cemeteries
  5. Census
  6. Church Records
  7. Courthouse Records
  8. Deaths
  9. Family Groups Sheets
  10. Family Trees & Branches
  11. Family Web Pages
  12. Histories
  13. Land Records
  14. Letters from the Past
  15. Lookups
  16. Marriages
  17. Military
  18. Newspapers
  19. Obituaries
  20. Pension List, 1883
  21. Photographs
  22. Prairie Farmer Directory, 1918
  23. Queries
  24. Research
  25. School Souvenirs
  26. Schuyler County Jail Museum and Genealogical Center
  27. Surnames
  28. This & That
  29. Tombstones
  30. Township Highlights
  31. Township Map Index
  32. Wills, Estates & Probates


Counties adjacent to Schuyler County: McDonough County (north), Fulton County (northeast), Mason County (east), Cass County (southeast), Brown County (south), Adams County (southwest), Hancock County (northwest).

Schuyler County Townships: Bainbridge, Birmingham, Brooklyn, Browning, Buena Vista, Camden, Frederick, Hickory, Huntsville, Littleton, Oakland, Rushville, Woodstock Township

Cities, Towns and Communities: Browning, Camden, Littleton, Rushville.