Lookup Public Records in Henderson CountyIllinois. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Henderson County, Illinois Overview

Henderson County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1841 and named after Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company. The county seat is Oquawka. As of 2013, the county has a population of 6990. The county has a total area of 395 square miles, 379 square miles of which is land, and 16 square miles is water. The county consists of 17 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61469 recorded as the one with the largest population. Henderson County borders the following counties: Mercer County, Illinois to the north;, Hancock County, Illinois to the south; Warren County, Illinois to the east; Des Moines County, Iowa to the west; Lee County, Iowa to the southwest, and; McDonough County, Illinois to the southeast.

Henderson County Clerk Information

The Responsibilities of the Clerk and Recorder’s Office include the following duties:

  • Elections
  • Voter Registration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Payroll
  • Human Resources
  • Vital Records
  • Registrar of Deeds
  • Delinquent Real Estate & Mobile Home Tax Redemption
  • Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes
  • Hunting & Fishing Licenses

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk and Recorder:

    Amanda Rousonelos (R), Henderson County Clerk and Recorder
    Henderson County Courthouse
    307 Warren St
    PO Box 308
    Oquawka, IL 61469
    Phone: (309) 867-2911

    Assessor Information

    The Assessor is charged with several administrative and statutory duties; however, the primary duty and responsibility is to cause to be assessed all real property within their jurisdiction except that which is otherwise provided by law. This would include residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural classes of property.

    The Assessor’s website has a parcel search, with an extensive list of search criteria, including parcel number (PIN), deed holder, contract buyer, and address.

    Below is the physical address of the Assessor:

    Henderson County Assessor’s Office
    Henderson County Courthouse
    PO Box 342
    307 Warren St
    Oquawka, IL 61469

    Court Clerk Information

    The Circuit Clerk’s website provides several important links: a link to Illinois Legal Aid, Ninth Judicial Circuit Courts of the State of Illinois, and e-Pay, which allows you to make electronic payments to local governments and state agencies.

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

    Sandra D. Keane
    Circuit Clerk, 9th Judicial District
    Henderson County Courthouse
    PO Box 546
    307 Warren St
    Oquawka, IL 61469
    Phone: (309) 867-3121
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


    Henderson, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20096,930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009392
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200935
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009228
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009859
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009128
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,048
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,243
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009163
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200937
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200985
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009167
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009185
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009434
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200943
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009692

    Henderson County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Henderson County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act – 750 ILCS 5 and Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – 750 ILCS 10
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Henderson County Marriage License
    Location:307 Warren Street, Oquawka, Illinois, 61469
    Phone:309-867-3121
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