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BOONE COUNTY,
ILLINOIS

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COURTHOUSE INFO:

1212 Logan Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61008
815-544-0371
http://www.boonecountyil.org/
http://www.boonecountyil.org/department/circuitclerk

HISTORY
     Boone County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. It's county seat is Belvidere. Boone county is included in the Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
     Boone County was formed in 1837 out of Winnebago County. It was named for Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone. The first non-Native American settlers arrived in what is now Boone County in 1835. They arrived as a result of the end of the Black Hawk War as well as the completion of the Erie Canal. They consisted entirely of settlers from New England. These were "Yankee" settlers, that is to say they were descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the colonial era. They were primarily members of the Congregational Church though due to the Second Great Awakening many of them had converted to Methodism and some had become Baptists before coming to what is now Boone County. When the New England settlers arrived in what is now Boone County there was nothing but a dense virgin forest and wild prairie. In the late 1870s immigrants began arriving from Germany and Ireland.

 

CITIES:
* Belvidere
VILLAGES:
* Caledonia
* Capron
* Cherry Valley
* Poplar Grove
* Timberline
TOWNSHIPS:
* Belvidere
* Bonus
* Boone
* Caledonia
* Flora
* Leroy
* Mancheser
* Poplar Grove
* Spring
UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITY:
* Garden Prairie


Boone County at the time of its creation in 1837

County Seat: Belvidere
Year Organized: 1837
Square Miles: 280.72


 

ADJACENT COUNTIES:

1 - Rock County, Wisconsin (north)
2. Walworth County, Wisconsin (northeast)
3. McHenry County - (east)
4. DeKalb County - (south)
5. Ogle County - (southwest)
6. Winnebago County - (west)
 

 

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