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Biographies NEW!


Church Records and Histories


Census Transcriptions


History Transcriptions

Military Records NEW!

 Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices NEW!

Kendall Co Convicts in the Joliet Prison

Probate Notices

Class of 1922, Plano High School

Judges of Kendall County

Sheriffs of Kendall County

Website Updates:
Feb 2015: 1860 Mort Census, Wenworth, Smith, Short, Perkins, Kerr, Kercheval, Haven Obits, Marriages, Probate News
Jan 2015: Crime Article, Community News, Marriage Notices, Probate Notices and Foster Obit, List of Towns, 1865 Census for Seward & Na-Au-Say Twps, History
Nov 2014:  Marriage Announcements for BOUGHTON-MORSE; BRANARD-ADAMS; DODGE-DANFORD; obit for FENTON, BUSHNELL, HOPKINS; bio for MITCHELL; 1883 Pensioners

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Kendall County was formed in 1841. It was created from LaSalle and Kane counties. Kendall County was named after Amos Kendall.

Amos Kendall was a newspaper editor that later became an important advisor to President Andrew Jackson. He also became U.S. Postmaster in 1835.

The county seat is Yorkville. The largest village is Oswego. Kendall county is 322 square miles in size with most of its population along the Fox River.


Aurora * Joliet * Plano * Sandwich * Yorkville * Lisbon * Millbrook * Millington * Minooka * Montgomery * Oswego * Plainfield 

Plattville * Boulder Hill * Bristol * Helmar * Little Rock * Fox * Big Grove * Kendall * Na-au-say * Seward

County Office Building
111 W. Fox Street 
Yorkville, IL 60560-1675 
  (630) 553-4183

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