Historical Sites & Genealogy Research
The Tuscola Township Cemetery is within the corporate limits of the City of Tuscola and many Tuscola citizens are buried there. Tuscola Township has an excellent on-line tool to search for graves in the cemetery.
Tuscola is the seat of Douglas County, IL, and as such, is the home to the Douglas County Courthouse. All vital records for Douglas County are accessed through the Clerk and Recorder's Office in the Courthouse.
Additional historical information can be obtained by visiting the Douglas County Museum. The museum houses a vast collection of Douglas County memorabilia, and exists to collect and preserve Douglas County history for future generations.
Tuscola is home to many historical homes and businesses. Information on many of those, including Sears Catalogue homes, are included in the Tuscola History Book.
The rich history to Tuscola's downtown comes to life in this self guided walking tour! Grab a commemorative tour book and take the walking tour at your own pace! Downtown History Walking Tour books can be purchased at the Douglas County Museum Or Flesor's Candy Kitchen! Books are $5 and all proceeds go to the Douglas County Museum.