Place:Kendall, Illinois, United States

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Kendall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 114,736, which is an increase of 110% from 54,544 in 2000. It was the fastest-growing county in the United States between the years 2000 and 2010. Its county seat is Yorkville. According to the 2010 Census, the largest city in the county is Oswego, Illinois with a 2010 Census population of 30,355.

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History

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Kendall County was formed in 1841 out of LaSalle and Kane counties.

The county is named after Amos Kendall. Kendall was the editor of the Frankfort, Kentucky newspaper, and went on to be an important advisor to President Andrew Jackson. Kendall became the U.S. Postmaster General in 1835.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1835 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1877 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 7,730
1860 13,074
1870 12,399
1880 13,083
1890 12,106
1900 11,467
1910 10,777
1920 10,074
1930 10,555
1940 11,105
1950 12,115
1960 17,540
1970 26,374
1980 37,202
1990 39,413

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Kendall County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~ilkendal/


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