Coles County was formed in 1830.
The 3 separate marriage books listed below are NOT indexed and are not copies of the marriage certificates. All 3 books are only a
compilation of marriages by year and within each year are in alphabetical order by groom's surname and bride's surname prior to
marriage. Each book also lists marriage date and by whom the ceremony was performed. Only the 1871-1890 book lists the original
book number/letter and page number in which the original marriage certificate may be found at the Coles Co. Courthouse in
Charleston, IL. As of April, 2000 a certified copy cost $7.00. Suggest you contact them by calling (217) 348-0501 for current
1831-1850 COLES COUNTY MARRIAGES; Coles Co. Gen. Soc.; 1976.
1851-1870 COLES COUNTY MARRIAGES; Coles Co. Gen. Soc.; 1978.
1871-1890 COLES COUNTY MARRIAGES; Coles Co. Gen. Soc.; 1987.