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Winnebago County was Established on January 16, 1836

Named for the Winnebago Native American tribe who once occupied that part of northern Illinois.
The Native American word Winnebago translates to "fish eater."

TOWNSHIPS IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY

Burritt
Cherry Valley - Name changed from New Milford circa 1869.
Durand - Name changed from Howard circa 1869.
Harlem
Harrison
Laona
Owen
Pecatonica - Name changed from Lysander (date unknown).
Rockford
Rockton
Roscoe
Seward
Shirland
Winnebago - Name changed from Elida circa 1869

County Clerk or Recorder
Winnebago County Administration Building
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
Telephone:
County Clerk (815) 987-3050
Recorder (815) 987-3100
Circuit Clerk
Winnebago County Courthouse
400 West State Street, Room 101
Rockford, IL 61101
Telephone: (815) 987-2510
IRAD Depository
Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library
Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

The 1850 Mortality Schedule Cemeteries of Winnebago County Biographies of Winnebago County Residents

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

Eastern Part:

1831–1836
LaSalle

1825–1831
Putnam

1823–1825
Fulton

1821–1823
Pike

1819–1821
Clark

1816–1819
Crawford

1815–1816
Edwards

1812–1815
Madison

1801–1812
St. Clair

Western Part:

1827–1836
JoDaviess

1825–1827
Putnam

1823–1825
Fulton

1821–1823
Pike

1817–1821
Bond

1812–1817
Madison

1801–1812
St. Clair

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