Allerton Public Library maintains a Local History Collection in the Max Hency Local History Room at the Library.
The Library collects photographs, maps, print materials and non-print materials (including oral histories) focusing on Piatt County, Illinois.
- Local History Room closes 15 minutes prior to Library closing.
- Computers in Local History Room are for Historical and Genealogical research ONLY.
- Self service copying/printing in the Local History Room is $.15 per black and white page.
- Genealogical items in Local History Room are non-circulating
Some of the resources available include:
- History of Piatt County, Illinois by Emma Piatt c1883
- History of Dewitt and Piatt Counties, Illinois by Chapman Brothers c1891
- Past and Present of Piatt County, Illinois by Charles Mcintosh c1903
- Piatt County History by Francis Shonkwiler c1917
- The Good Life in Piatt County by Jesse Morgan c1968
- Piatt County State Census for 1855 and 1865
- U.S. Federal Census for Piatt County, Illinois 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
- Piatt County, Illinois cemeteries indexed by township
- Piatt County, Illinois marriage index 1841-1910
- Piatt County, Illinois birth index 1877-1916
- Piatt County, Illinois atlases (indexed) 1865, 1875, 1896, 1910, 1927
- Piatt County, Illinois newspapers are also available on microfilm. 1874 to the present.