Boone County Illinois

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Date: 1837 [unknown]
Location: Boone County, Illinoismap
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Boone County, Illinois

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Basic Information

County Website
Wikipedia:Boone County, Illinois
County Seat: Belvidere


Boone County, Illinois

Boone County is in the North Central part of Illinois. It is included in the Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Coordinates: 42.33, -88.81


Boone County was organized in 1837 out of Winnebago County. It was named for Daniel Boone. The first settlers came around 1835.

Boone County Categories


Boone County, Illinois, was organized from Winnebago County on March 3, 1836. In 1850, there were eight townships: Belvidere, Benton (previously Fairfield and then Flora), Boone, Bonus, Caledonia, Leroy (previously Beaver), Manchester and Ohio (later renamed as Spring). Poplar Grove township was eventually created from parts of Boone and Caledonia townships.

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