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318 West Main Street
Lexington, Illinois  61753
Phone:  309-365-4591
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9am to 3pm
Closed Sunday and Monday Email requests may be sent to

The Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc. (a.k.a. "The Fort") was founded  in 1965 by Verda Gerwick, and is a non-profit organization.

Our geographic coverage includes McLean, Livingston, Ford and Woodford counties. We are operated solely by volunteer help, and supported by membership dues and research donations.  Our library is open to the general public for research. 

Our purpose is to encourage genealogy, promote local history, and assist others in gathering genealogical and historical information.  The society is dedicated to the tasks of collecting, researching, and preserving local genealogical and historical information.