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COUNTY INFORMATION

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 Davies and H enry 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. Gen. Whiteside was a man of high integrity, great sagacity, generous impulses and was highly esteemed by the people who knew him.

Its 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. 

 


Whiteside County Data
 

BIBLE RECORDS
FAMILY RECORDS

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

BUSINESS MEN
Sterling/Rock Falls 1896-1897

BUSINESS & MFG.

CEMETERIES

CENTENARIANS

CENSUS

CHURCHES

CONGRESS in WHITESIDE

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

DEATHS

DIARY-CONRAD BENDER

DIARY of Conrad Bender 1875
DIARY of Conrad Bender 1882-83
DIARY of Conrad Bender 1883
DIARY of Conrad Bender 1884

GALLERY PHOTOS
MYSTERY PHOTOS

GOSSIP COLUMNS

HISTORIES of WHITESIDE

By William M. Daavis 1908
By Fay Landis 1992

LAND RECORDS

LOOKUP VOLUNTEERS
& RESEARCHERS

MARRIAGES
MARRIAGE NOTICES
ANNIVERSARIES +50
WEDDING NOTICES
DIVORCE

MILITARY

MURALS

NATURALIZATIONS

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
NEWSPAPER HISTORY

OBITUARIES

OLD HOMES

OLD HOTELS

OLD LETTERS

OLD MILLS

OLD MORRISON BLDGS

OLD SETTLERS

Old Settlers Registry
Old Settlers Picnic 1879
Old Settlers 1893
Latest Old Settlers Meeting 1908

ORGANIZATIONS

ORPHANAGES

PIONEER FAMILIES

POOR FARM
INSANE ASYLUM

Presbyterian Missionary
QUILT

REUNIONS

RIVERMEN of ALBANY
By Georgeann McClure

THE ROCK FALLS ARROW
School Newspaper

ROCK RIVER

History of the Rock River
Where The Rock River Flows

SCHOOLS

STORMS & FIRES

SURNAMES

TRIVIA

UNDERGROUND
RAILROAD

WILLS &
PROBATES

HOW THEY CAME
From the diary of Wm. C. Snyder
Written by Wayne Bastian

THE JOURNEY WEST
By Hermon Emmons

GOODBY to EMMA
By Mrs. Nancy Whitemore

MEMOIRS
of Maude (Ross) Bueche
The Early Days in Morrison

REMINISCENCES
By Emma Wilson Edwards

SUFFERING & STARVATION
By Daniel Blue

CHICAGO and NORTHWESTERN RR

ZEST of the DAYS of 58
Mark Burghardt

 

TOWNSHIP HISTORIES
CITIES - TOWNS - VILLAGES

Whiteside County Township Map

ALBANY Township
Jefferson Corners
Spring Hill

History of Albany Twp

History of Albany

Albany Township 1968

The Mississippi River

Rivermen of Albany

Albany Business & Mfg.

Albany - A Pilgrimage


CLYDE Township
Malvern
White Pigeon

History of Clyde Twp






COLOMA TOWNSHIP
Rock Falls

History of Coloma Twp

History of Rock Falls

Rock Falls Fire Dept.

Rock Falls Business & Mfg.

ERIE Township

Early History of Erie
History of Erie Twp

History of Erie

Erie Business & Mfg.

Erie Flood 1938

Erie Flood 1946

FENTON Township

History of Fenton Twp


FULTON Township

History of Fulton Twp

Fulton Business & Mfg.

The Mississippi River

GARDEN PLAIN Twp.
East Clinton

History of Garden Plain Twp


GENESEE Township
Coleta
New Genesee

History of Genesee Twp
History of Coleta
Coleta Baseball Team
Coleta Map

HAHNAMAN Township
Deer Grove

History of Hahnaman Twp

History of Deer Grove


HOPKINS Township
Agnew
Como
Emerson
Galt

History of Hopkins Twp

History of Como

History of Empire

History of Galt

History of Emerson

Emerson General Store

HUME Township

History of Hume Twp


JORDAN Township
Penrose
Sanfordville

History of Jordan Twp

The Stone School

LYNDON Township
Denrock

History of Lyndon Twp

History of Lyndon

Anti-Liquor Petition Lyndon

MONTMORENCY Twp.

History of Montmorency Twp

MT. PLEASANT Twp.
Morrison
Round Grove

History of Mt.Pleasant Twp

History of Jacobstown

History of Morrison

Morrison Library

Morrison Business & Mfg.

Morrison Silver Cornet Band

Eddie & M ark Schuler

Memoirs-The Early Days

NEWTON Township
Kingsbury
Mineral Springs

History of Newton Twp

PORTLAND Township

History of Portland Twp

PROPHETSTOWN Twp.
Leon

History of Prophetstown Twp

Prophetstown Business & Mfg.

Prophetstown Flood 1938

STERLING Township

History of Sterling Township

History-City of Sterling

Sterling Around 1854

Baseball Sterling 1908

Biking in Sterling

Sterling Airport

Sterling Fire Department

Sterling Business & Mfg.

Woodlawn Mineral Springs

Reminiscences

Murals of Sterling

TAMPICO Township

History of Tampico Twp

History of Tampico

Tampico Business & Mfg.

UNION GROVE Twp
Unionville

History of Unon Grove Twp

USTICK Township

History of Ustick Twp

 

RONALD REAGAN
Born in Tampico, IL

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