Illinois Genealogy Trails

Kane County, Illinois
History Topics

These township histories are from the "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois" - published in 1904. They contain the names of the first settlers, first born/died/married in each township and descriptions of the areas they settled.

Hampshire -- Rutland -- Dundee -- Burlington -- Plato
Elgin -- Virgil -- Campton -- St. Charles -- Kaneville -- Blackberry
Geneva -- Batavia -- Big Rock -- Sugar Grove -- Aurora

1840 Sketch of Geneva

Kane County places no longer in existance

Surnames in the Centennial Biographical and Historical Record of Aurora for 100 Years, 1834-1937

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2000 Kane County Township Map

1880 Aerial View of Elgin

Phillips Park History - upon the death of Parks Commissioner E.W. Thompson

Kane County History in Postcards

History of Hampshire, written in 1893 by Gertrude Hawley



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