Tazewell County
Photo of the Month

First Legal Document - Book 1, Page 1 - Tazewell County was organized in 1827.  The following document was recorded on 6 July 1827 by the first Tazewell County Recorder, Isaac Perkins.  It documented the 1824 Commissioners Court's authorization to allow John J. Bogardus to operate a ferry across the Illinois River opposite the Town of Peoria, including the prices he could charge.  Note that the court originally considered the matter in March & December 1824 (when the ferry's location was still part of Sangamon County).   Our thanks to Robert Lutz, current Tazewell County Recorder, for supplying us with a copy of the document.
FirstDoc.gif (89343 bytes)

Note: image is approximately 50% the size of the original document.

Past Photos of the Month


Return to Home Page

Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society © 1999-2016
P. O. Box 312
Pekin, Illinois 61555-0312
(309) 477-3044
Send a message to TCGHS
This website designed & maintained by
Mike Dickson