Place:Lee, Illinois, United States


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Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 36,031, which is a decrease of 0.1% from 36,062 in 2000. Its county seat is Dixon.

The Dixon Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Lee County.

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History

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Lee County was formed in 1839 out of Ogle County. The County is named in honor of Lighthorse Harry Lee, officer in the Revolutionary War, or Richard Henry Lee, member of the Continental Congress. The Declaration of Independence was adopted pursuant to Lee's Resolution. Future President Ronald Reagan lived in Dixon as a boy and attended Dixon High School.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 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
1840 2,035
1850 5,292
1860 17,651
1870 27,171
1880 27,491
1890 26,187
1900 29,894
1910 27,750
1920 28,004
1930 32,329
1940 34,604
1950 36,451
1960 38,749
1970 37,947
1980 36,328
1990 34,392

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lee County, Illinois, United States

Research Tips

Resources

  • Outstanding guide to Lee 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.outfitters.com/illinois/lee/
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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