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Fayette County, IL Migration Project

This is the Fayette County, Illinois Migrations Project. The purpose of this project is to catalog migrations into and out of Fayette County, Illinois. If you have ancestors who lived in Fayette County and know when and where they either migrated to or from Fayette County, please fill out the form that pertains, so that your information may be added to these pages. If you have any questions about Fayette Co. or these pages please contact Penny Lewis.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this project please contact Cynthia Richardson, who is developing and coordinating the Illinois Migrations Project.

Where is Fayette County, IL?

*Illinois became a state in 1818

* Fayette County, IL was founded on February 14, 1821

*  Named after: Marquis de Lafayette

*  County seat is Vandalia, IL (Photo of Courthouse)

*  Vandalia was second state capital of Illinois from 1919-1939 (Photo)

National Road ran from Cumberland, Maryland
ended in Vandalia, IL due to lack of government funding. ( Photo of Madonna of the Trail)

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Created by Penny Lewis on September 19, 2000

Last updated on Saturday, March 27, 2004

This is a stand-alone project created by Patrick Hays to further genealogy for researchers.