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Please check the time period your ancestors were in DeKalb County, as the present area, or parts of it, were formerly included in the Counties below (links to these Counties are provided:

1836–1837: Kane
1831–1835:
LaSalle
1825–1831:
Putnam
1823–1825:
Fulton
1821–1823:
Pike
1819–1821:
Clark
1816–1819:
Crawford
1815–1816:
Edwards
1812–1815:
Madison
1795–1812:
St. Clair

County Seats:
1837–1839: Orange—Name later changed to Sycamore.
1839–1840: Coltonville
1840: Sycamore



Cities and Towns of DeKalb County
County Seat: Sycamore

Afton Center, Charter Grove, Clare, Colvin Park, Cortland, DeKalb, East Paw Paw,  Edgebrook Mobile Home Park,Elva, Esmond, Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park (subdivision), Fairdale, Five Points, Franks, Genoa, Hinckley, Kingston, Kirkland, Malta, McGirr, New Lebanon, Rollo, Sandwich, Shabbona, Shabbona Grove, Somonauk, Sycamore, Waterman, Wilkinson


Township Names:

Afton - Formed from DeKalb and Clinton on February 18, 1856.
Clinton
Cortland - First named Richland, then changed to Pampas on November 20, 1850 and to Cortland on February 1, 1865.
DeKalb - Name changed from Orange on November 20, 1850.
Franklin
Genoa
Kingston
Malta - Formed as Etna from DeKalb in September, 1856; name changed from Etna in December, 1858.
Mayfield - Name changed from Liberty on November 20, 1850.
Milan - Formed from Shabbona and Malta on February 23, 1858.
Paw Paw - Formed in March, 1850.
Pierce - Formed from Squaw Grove and Pampas (Cortland) before 1853.
Sandwich - Formed from Somonauk on July 14, 1896.
Shabbona
Somonauk
South Grove - Name changed from Vernon on November 20, 1850.
Squaw Grove
Sycamore
Victor - Formed from Clinton about 1853

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DeKalb County was formed March 4, 1837 from part of
Kane County

Named for Johann DeKalb, a German baron, who served in the Colonies during the Revolution, and was mortally wounded at Camden, South Carolina in 1780



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