|Present area, or parts of it, formerly included
Attached to Ogle
Attached to JoDaviess
Whiteside County Townships
Name changed from Eden in September, 1852.
Name changed from Jackson in September, 1852. Como (originally named Homer, but changed in September, 1852) was
absorbed into Hume (date unknown, before 1921).
Name changed from Greenfield in September, 1852.
Volney (originally named Washington but changed in September, 1852) was absorbed into Prophetstown (date unknown,
Name changed from Eustick (date unknown).
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Whiteside County was Established on January 16, 1836 and named for Samuel Whiteside, a Colonel of the Territorial
militia, Representative in the First General Assembly, and Brigadier General of the militia during the Black Hawk
War. Whiteside's boundaries have changed during the State's history. You'll find the boundary changes and links
to the Counties Whiteside has been part of on your left. Be sure to check these counties for more online data!
Whiteside County Courthouse
200 E. Knox Street
Morrison, IL 61270-2698
County Clerk (815) 772-5189
Circuit Clerk (815) 772-5188
Recorder (815) 772-5192
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807
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