Vermilion County

US States / H-L / Illinois / Vermilion County

Vermilion County is named for the Vermilion River which flows through the county, and “vermilion” is the color of the red bluffs along the river.


Created:  January 18, 1826

County Seat:

James Butler Home  1826 – 1827

Danville                   1827 – present


County Courthouse – Danville


Location:  6 North Vermilion Street / East Main Street

Built:  1910 – 1913

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  C M Lewis and L F W Stueber

Contractor:  M Yeager & Son


Description: The building faces southwest and is a five story stone structure. The building has a north and east wing which are joined in the center with a rounded tower with the main entrance on the first story. There is horizontal stone on the first and second stories. A balustrade runs along the roof line.  The windows on the fifth story are small.



N – Iroquois County 

E – Benton County, Indiana, Warren County, Indiana and Vermillion County, Indiana

S – Edgar County

W – Champaign County and Ford County














Photos taken 2008