Place:Stephenson, Illinois, United States

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NameStephenson
Alt namesStephensonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.35°N 89.667°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1837 - )
See alsoJo Daviess, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Stephenson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,711, which is a decrease of 2.6% from 48,979 in 2000. Its county seat is Freeport. The Freeport Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Stephenson County.

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History

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Stephenson County was formed in 1837 out of Jo Daviess and Winnebago counties. The county was named for Colonel Benjamin Stephenson, an official of the Illinois Territory.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate 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 2,800
1850 11,666
1860 25,112
1870 30,608
1880 31,963
1890 31,338
1900 34,933
1910 36,821
1920 37,743
1930 40,064
1940 40,646
1950 41,595
1960 46,207
1970 48,861
1980 49,536
1990 48,052

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Stephenson 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/~ilstephe/


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