Place:Ogle, Illinois, United States

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Ogle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 53,497, which is an increase of 4.8% from 51,032 in 2000. Its county seat is Oregon, and its largest city is Rochelle. The whole of Ogle County lies within the Rochelle Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Ogle County was formed in 1836 out of Jo Daviess and LaSalle counties, and named in honor of Captain Joseph Ogle, a veteran of the Revolutionary War who came to Illinois in 1785. Ogle did not have an organized government until 1837, so for a year it remained attached to Jo Daviess County. The county was divided three years later in 1839, when Lee County was formed.


Ogle County is one of the most consistently Republican counties in the nation when it comes to Presidential elections. In the last 150 years, Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 run as a Progressive was the only time a non-Republican carried the county. No Democratic candidate has ever won the county, which favored the Whig Party before the Republican Party was formed. It is also represented by Republican Adam Kinzinger as a county in Illinois's 16th congressional district.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage 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
1878 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 3,479
1850 10,020
1860 22,888
1870 27,492
1880 29,937
1890 28,710
1900 29,129
1910 27,864
1920 26,830
1930 28,118
1940 29,869
1950 33,429
1960 38,106
1970 42,867
1980 46,338
1990 45,957

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Ogle 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.oglecounty.org/


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