Our History

Abstracts & Titles, Inc. was organized in 1965 with one location and has since added additional locations in Madison County, Illinois. We have always provided the services of title insurance, escrow closings and construction disbursements for commercial and residential property.  We primarily service Madison County, Illinois but also service St. Clair, Macoupin and Bond Counties.

Our staff performs with the utmost professionalism and guarantees customer satisfaction. This company stands out among the rest considering the amazing amount of experience found at Abstracts & Titles, Inc. Our abstracting department has over 50 years of experience, our title examination department has over 75 years of experience and our escrow closing department has over 50 years of experience. This expertise demonstrates our stability and knowledge in the title insurance field.

President Susan J. Engelke has been with the company over 55 years with vast experience in examination and escrow closing. She has been with Abstracts & Titles, Inc. since the company’s inception and is very knowledgeable in the title insurance area and is ready to answer any questions you may have.

Our operations are completely computerized, and the technology is constantly being updated. We operate a complete tracts index system and have records concerning Madison County that extend back to over 50 years ago.

Abstracts & Titles, Inc. is proud to be an issuing agent for Fidelity National Title Insurance Corporation (FNTG). Fidelity National Title Group (FNTG) is a leading provider of title insurance and escrow services, and the nation’s largest title insurance company. FNTG’s title insurance underwriters collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. Abstracts & Titles, Inc. is proud to be a policy issuing agent for Fidelity National Title and has been ranked as one of their top 25 agents in the State of Illinois for the last four years.

Abstracts & Titles, Inc. is a company with a small business feel but big business experience.  We find solutions to complicated title problems, we close those impossible transactions and we protect the consumer’s largest investment.  We are always here to answer your questions and provide the attention and care your transaction deserves.  You will find many resources on this website to help or educate you about the title insurance field.  We are always ready to assist you and would appreciate an opportunity to work with you on your next title insurance venture.



Home Office:

205 N. Second St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Phone: 618-656-1275
Fax: 618-656-0719

Escrow Offices:

2 Sunset Hills Professional Ctr
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Phone: 618-659-0190
Fax: 618-659-0119

140 Regency Centre
Collinsville, IL 62234

Phone: 618-346-8009
Fax: 618-346-7537