Champaign County Courthouse

Contact Information

County Clerk or Recorder
Champaign County Courthouse
1776 E. Washington St.
Urbana, IL 61802
217-384-3720 — County Clerk
217-384-3774 — Recorder

Circuit Clerk
Champaign County Courthouse
1776 E. Washington St.
Urbana, IL 61802
217-384-3725

IRAD Depository
Illinois State University
2016 Warehouse Rd.
Campus Box 1520
Normal, IL 61790-1520
309-452-6027


Established

February 20, 1833 (Laws, 1833, p. 28)


Origin of the name of the county

Named after Champaign County in Ohio through the influence of emigrants from that county.


Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

  • 1826-1833 — Vermilion
  • 1823-1826 — Edgar
  • 1819-1823 — Clark
  • 1816-1819 — Crawford
  • 1815-1816 — Edwards
  • 1812-1813 — Madison
  • 1801-1812 — St. Clair
  • 1790-1801 — Knox, Northwest Territory

County Seats

  • 1833 -          — Urbana

History of County Governing Board

  • 1833-1849 — County Commissioners' Court
  • 1849-1860 — County Court
  • 1860-          — County Board of Supervisors

Township Government

  • Adopted — November 8, 1859

Township Names

Ayers:Formed from South Homer (no date).
Brown:Formed from East Bend in September, 1869.
Champaign:Name changed from West Urbana on April 30, 1860.
Champaign:City of
Colfax:Formed from Tolono (no date).
Compromise:Formed from part of Kerr and Rantoul (no date).
Condit:Formed from part of Newcomb on May 8, 1867.
Crittenden:Formed from part of Philo (no date).
Cunningham:Formed from Champaign late 1928.
East Bend:
Harwood:Formed from Ludlow as Sheldon in September, 1869; name changed to Shuck (no date) and to Harwood February 22, 1870.
Hensley:Formed from Champaign in September, 1866 with original designation of Grant; changed to Hensley (no date).
Kerr:Name changed from Middlefork on April 30, 1860.
Ludlow: Name changed from Pera in March, 1867.
Mahomet:Formed from split of Middletown into Mahomet and Scott (no date).
Newcomb:
Ogden:Formed from South Homer (no date).
Pesotum:Formed from part of Sadorus (no date).
Philo:Name changed from Hale on April 30, 1860.
Rantoul:
Raymond:Formed from Sidney (no date).
Sadorus:
St. Joseph:
Scott:Formed from split of Middletown into Scott and Mahomet (no date).
Sidney:
Somer:Name changed from Pleasant Hill on April 30, 1860.
South Homer:
Stanton:Formed from St. Joseph (no date).
Tolono:
Urbana:

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