Harlem Township Winnebago County Illinois

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Date: 1835 [unknown]
Location: Harlem Township, Winnebago County, Illinoismap
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Harlem Township Office

819 Melbourne Avenue
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs. 8:00-4:30
F: 815-633-6334


Harlem Township in Winnebago County

Maps Coordinates: 42°21′56″N 88°59′47″W

Towns and Villages in Harlem Township

Harlem Township
  • Harlem
  • Argyle
  • Machesney Park
  • Loves Park
  • Roscoe


Harlem School District 122

  • Harlem High School- Machesney Park
  • Harlem Middle School - Loves Park
  • Elementary Schools
    • Loves Park
      • Maple
      • Rock Cut
      • Windsor
    • Machesney Park
      • Marquette
      • Olson Park


Churches in Harlem Township



Harlem Cemetery

1810 Harlem Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
FindAGrave #106041

Sunset Memorial Gardens

8800 N Alpine Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
FindAGrave #2282933

Tripp Pioneer Cemetery

Paulson Rd,
Harlem Township, Winnebago County, Illinois
FindAGrave #2367585


Harlem Township is one of the oldest towns in Winnebago County. It was first surveyed in 1835. It was named by early settlers from the Dutch Settlement Harlem on Long Island in New York. [1] For more about the history and first settlers of Harlem Township see Harlem Township One Place Study

Rock Cut State Park

In 1956 the Illinois General Assembly appropriated $165,000 to acquire land for a state park and artificial lake. [2] Several old homes and farms were acquired to make room for the park. My great grandparents’ farm was one of them

Robert Colville Home

In February 1958 Robert Arthur Colville (my cousin) was awarded $12,510 for 34.11 acres of the family homestead for the creation of the park. The old house is now the office building for the park. [3]



  1. Harlem Village & The KD Line
  2. Nelson, Hal C. Sinnissippi Saga A History of Rockford and Winnebago County. Mendota, Illinois: Wayside Press, 1978. Page 31
  3. Morning Star (Rockford, IL) 13 February 1958, page 1 GenealogyBank: accessed 19 July 2019

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