Formed from Willow Creek on February 28, 1860.
Formed as Ogle from Bradford on February 12, 1861; name changed to Ashton on November 7, 1867.
Name changed from Fremont on May 14, 1850.
Formed from Hamilton on November 9, 1864.
Formed from Marion on March 3, 1857.
Formed from Hamilton and Amboy in September, 1854.
Formed from Hamilton in September, 1854.
Formed from China on February 8, 1871.
Formed from Dixon on February 28, 1860.
Formed from Brooklyn in September, 1858.
Formed from Dixon on February 12, 1867.
Name changed from Hanno (date unknown).
Formed as Stockton from Brooklyn on February 12, 1861; name changed to Viola in September, 1861.
Formed from Wyoming in September, 1854.
Name changed from Paw Paw on May 14, 1850.
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Dixon, IL 61021
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February 27, 1839
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