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Whiteside County Illinois
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COUNTY INFORMATION
MorrisonUnionvilleMill

The beautiful Rock River flows freely through our county and the Mississippi River borders it to the West. Most of Whiteside County is still Farm Country. Our towns are small in size but big hearted.
Whiteside County was Established January 16, 1836, formed from Jo Daviess and Henry Counties.
The County was named in honor of General Samuel Whiteside who distinguished himself as a brave and honorable officer who participated in the Indian Wars in this section of the country from 1812 until the close of the Black Hawk War. During the Black Hawk War he was first a Major, afterwards a Colonel, then a General of Volunteers. In his pursuit of Black Hawk in 1832, he passed through this section of Illinois and burned Prophetstown. He was a native of Rutherford County N.C. and came to the Illinois Territory about 1806, settling in what is now Madison County. He died in 1861 and was buried in Christian County Illinois.

The county seat is Morrison. The county is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River.

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico.

Cities
 Fulton * Morrison * Prophetstown * Rock Falls * Sterling

Villages
 Albany * Coleta * Deer Grove * Erie * Lyndon * Tampico

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Georgi DeBartolo ~ Alice Horner
Margaret Mangers ~ Stormy Reiley
Larry Reynolds ~ Leroy Sundin
Melva Taylor ~ Debbie Thormahlen ~ Marji Turner

 


Whiteside County Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

Death Records

Family Bible Records

Family Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Military Records

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

 

Website Updates:
Jan 2018:  obits for GERTEN, MEYERS, JOSLIN, TRIMBLE, STEPHENSON, BOLHOUS.  Cemetery listings for LINDSLEY in Como Cemetery and COHENOUR in Riverside Cemetery.  Crime news for CONAWAY, HERRICK

Dec 2017:  obits for AKKER, GILBERT, KNOX, VAN ZUIDEN, PARKER, GUSSE
May 2017:  obit for KRAMER, IVES, SIMMONS, MORGARIDGE, WHARFIELD
Jan 2017:  Civil War Soldiers


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Ogle County (northeast)

Lee County (east)

Bureau County (southeast)

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remembering
In memory of
Christine Walters
who hosted this county for many years.

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