Ford County

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Ford County is named for Thomas Ford, who was the eight Governor of Illinois and who served during the Illinois Mormon War.


Created:  February 17, 1859

County Seat:

Paxton  1859 – present


County Courthouse – Paxton


Location:  200 West State Street  / North Taft Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Joseph W Royer

Contractor:  Jahr & Cope


Description: The building faces south and is a two story brown colored brick and stone structure. The building has stone trim at the corners and around the windows. On the center of the roof is a round black colored dome.



N – Livingston County and Kankakee County

E – Iroquois County and Vermillion County

S – Champaign County

W – McLean County and Livingston County









Photos taken 2010