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Jo Daviess County, Illinois

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Greetings -
I am your County Co-Ordinator for Jo Daviess County. My name is Christine Walters.
I invite you to look around your attic, search your basement and go through your trunks full of "treasures", take stock of what 'you' might have that would benefit the Jo Daviess researcher. I hope you will consider contributing it to us so we can post it here to be shared with others. I'm always looking for Biographies, Family Stories, Obituaries, News Articles, County and Township Histories - anything that pertains to Jo Daviess County. So check back - watch for new updates.. and eventually we can work together in creating some new avenues of research for JoDaviess County.

Jo Daviess County was organized from Peoria, February 17, 1827, and was bounded as follows:  Beginning on the Mississippi River at the northwestern corner of the state, thence down the Mississippi to the north line of the Military Tract, thence east to the Illinois River, thence north to the northern boundary of the state, thence west to the place of beginning. Galena was named as the county seat. Among those who have been prominent in the history of this county, who arrived in 1827, are, Dr. Horatio Newhall, Capt. H. H. Gear and family, John G. Hughlett, James G. Soulard, William B. Green, Harvey Mann, Charles Peck, Solomon Oliver, Allan Tomlin, Gov. Thomas Ford, Col. James M.Strode, C.C.P. Hunt, Capt. John Atchison, Paul M. Gratiot, Nathaniel Morris, Moses Hallett, Lucius H. and Edward Langworthy, William Hempstead, D. B. Morehouse, and many others whose names are familiar in Jo Daviess county.

   

JO DAVIESS COUNTY INTERESTS

BIBLES

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

BLACKHAWK TIMES
Mrs.Wm. Lawhorn Recalls
Fort at Elizabeth

BUSINESS & MANUFACTURING

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

CHURCHES

CRIMINALS

DEATHS

DIVORCES

FAMILY WEBSITES
With Jo Davies Connections

GALLERY
Postcard & Photos

GOSSIP COLUMNS

HISTORY of JO DAVIESS

MARRIAGES

ANNIVERSARIES

MILITARY

NEWS ARTICLES

OBITUARIES

OLD CABINS
OLD HOMES
OLD HOTELS

PHOTOS

PIONEER FAMILIES

POOR HOUSE

REUNIONS

SCHOOLS

SURNAMES

WILLS & PROBATES


ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT

ILLINOIS GENEALOGY TRAILS
MAILING LIST

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JO DAVIESS TOWNSHIPS MAP


JO DAVIESS TOWNSHIPS/CITIES/TOWNS

APPLE RIVER TWP
Apple River Township History
BERREMAN TWP
History of Berreman Twp.
COUNCIL HILL TWP
History Council Hill Twp
DERINDA TWP
History of Derinda Township
DUNLEITH TWP
Dunleith Township History
EAST DUBUQUE
Gallery of Memories
ELIZABETH
History of Elizabeth Township
Indian Battle at Elizabeth
GALENA
History East Galena Township
Galena - Recollections of 70 years
Blackjack Mine
Galena Lead Mining
Galena Fire Station
GUILFORD TWP
History of Guilford Twp
HANOVER
History of Hanover
Old Settlers Picnic 1911
White Letters
MENOMINEE TWP
History of Menominee Twp
NORA
History of Nora Twp
PLEASANT VAL. TWP
History Pleasant Valley Twp.
RAWLINS TWP
History of Rawlins Twp.
RICE TWP
History of Rice Twp.
RUSH TWP
History of Rush Twp
SCALES MOUND TWP
History Scales Mound Twp
STOCKTON
History of Stockton
History of Stockton Twp
THOMPSON TWP
History of Thompson Twp
VINEGAR HILL TWP
History Vinegar Hill Twp
Vinegar Hill Lead Mines
WARDS GROVE TWP
History Wards Grove Twp
WARREN
History of Warren Twp.
W. GALENA TWP
History West Galena Twp.
WOODBINE TWP
History of Woodbine Township

SURROUNDING COUNTIES

STEPHENSON IL

CARROLL IL

JACKSON IA

DUBUQUE IA

GRANT WI

LAFAYETTE WI

LIBRARIES/ SOCIETIES / CITY OFFICES

Jo Daviess County Offices

Galena Public Library
601 S. Bench
Galena IL 61036

Galena Trail
& Coach Road Society

Galena Historical Society
211 S. Bench Street
Galena IL

Many thanks to Dori Leekley, the first co-ordinator of this website.
Thanks also to Kim Torp who kept it going when Dori Leekley had to leave.
We appreciate their work very much.

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