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

Henry County, Illinois Overview

Henry County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in January 13, 1825 and named after Patrick Henry, Revolutionary War firebrand and champion of individual rights, to whom the slogan “give me liberty, or give me death” is attributed. The county seat is Cambridge. As of 2013, the county has a population of 49860. The county has a total area of 826 square miles, 823 square miles of which is land, and 2.7 square miles is water. The county consists of 22 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61443 recorded as the one with the largest population. Henry County borders the following counties: Knox County, Illinois to the south; Bureau County, Illinois to the east; Mercer County, Illinois to the west; Whiteside County, Illinois to the northeast; Rock Island County, Illinois to the northwest, and; Stark County, Illinois to the southeast.

Henry County Clerk Information

The services of the County Clerk and Recorder vary from maintaining records of the County’s vital statistics and records including birth, death and marriage certificates and reporting those to the State, as required by law. Duties also include the processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable. The County Clerk is also the County Recorder for all land records in the county, and also the Election Authority administering the electoral process including voter registrations.

The website has a collection of request forms for vital records, all in PDF form. Only eligible individuals, as indicated in the website, can request specific certificates, except marriage and civil union certificates. You can mail these forms to the Clerk’s Office, or opt for an online alternative to ordering these records. In Official Records Online, you can get any certified vital record with a corresponding fee to pay.

Property information can also be accessed through the Henry County website. These can be looked up in two forms, either using GIS maps, or the parcel assessment/tax data. The map displays both geographic information and related property information. The Parcel Assessment/Tax page offers two levels of access. The “Guest” site is free and can be accessed by anyone. The “Professional Subscriber” level is for professionals seeking additional information in a secure environment.

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

Barbara M. Link, Henry County Clerk/Recorder & Election Authority
307 West Center Street
Cambridge, IL 61238
Phone: 309-937-3575
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Court Clerk Information

The Office of the Circuit Clerk:

  • Is responsible for filing all cases and maintaining the official record of all matters that come before the Henry County court system.
  • The Circuit Clerk is to attend all sessions of Court and is the keeper of the Seal of Court.
  • Interacts with the public and attorneys performing several functions including the collection and disbursement of traffic and criminal fines, fees, costs, assessments, penalties, and civil filing fees.
  • …among other duties.

    The Henry County Circuit Clerk has made their court records available online in Judici. You can search up court records and case information on their website.

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

    Jackie Oberg, Henry County Circuit Clerk
    307 West Center Street
    Cambridge, IL 61238
    Phone: 309-937-3572
    Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

    Henry, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200960,363
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,958
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200953
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009282
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009233
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,579
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,294
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009646
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,151
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009153
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200915,487
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009110
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009143
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,851
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,325
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009229
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009754
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,282
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009149
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009848
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009952
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009159
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20096,785
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009315
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009346
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200936
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20096,327
    Henry County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Henry 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:Henry County Marriage License
    Location:307 West Center Street, Cambridge, Illinois, 61238
    Phone:309-937-3575

    Henry County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 307 W Center St, Cambridge, IL 61238, United States

    Phone: 309-937-3575

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