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LEE COUNTY ILLINOIS TRAILS
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Township Names:



Alto
Formed from Willow Creek on February 28, 1860.

Amboy

Ashton
Formed as Ogle from Bradford on February 12, 1861; name changed to Ashton on November 7, 1867.

Bradford

Brooklyn

China
Name changed from Fremont on May 14, 1850.

Dixon

East Grove
Formed from Hamilton on November 9, 1864.

Hamilton

Harmon
Formed from Marion on March 3, 1857.

Lee Center

Marion
Formed from Hamilton and Amboy in September, 1854.

May
Formed from Hamilton in September, 1854.

Nachusa
Formed from China on February 8, 1871.

Nelson
Formed from Dixon on February 28, 1860.

Palmyra

Reynolds
Formed from Brooklyn in September, 1858.

South Dixon
Formed from Dixon on February 12, 1867.

Sublette
Name changed from Hanno (date unknown).

Viola
Formed as Stockton from Brooklyn on February 12, 1861; name changed to Viola in September, 1861.

Willow Creek
Formed from Wyoming in September, 1854.

Wyoming
Name changed from Paw Paw on May 14, 1850.




IRAD Depository
Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library
Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115



Lee County Courthouse
P.O. Box 329
Dixon, IL 61021

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February 27, 1839
Named for Richard Henry Lee, an orator and statesman of the Revolutionary period, a member of the Continental Congress, a Representative in Congress and United States Senator from Virginia.

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

1836–1839
Ogle

Eastern Part:

1831–1836
LaSalle

1825–1831
Putnam

Western Part:

1827–1836
JoDaviess

1823–1825
Fulton

1821–1823
Pike

Eastern Part

1819–1821
Clark

1816–1819
Crawford

1815–1816
Edwards

Western Part:

1817–1821
Bond

1812–1817
Madison

1801–1812
St. Clair


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